Trump says Democrats have become ‘Party of Hate’ after House panel votes to oust him

By John Wagner and Colby Itkowitz |The Washington Post|

The House Judiciary Committee voted on Dec. 13 to pass two articles of impeachment unamended. The impeachment articles will now be debated on the House floor. (Zach Purser Brown/The Washington Post)

President Trump claimed on Friday night that Democrats had become the “Party of Hate” hours after the House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment on party-line votes accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The full House is expected to vote to impeach Trump next week, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said there is “no chance” his chamber will vote to remove Trump from office.

At the heart of the Democrats’ case is the allegation that Trump tried to leverage a White House meeting and military aid, sought by Ukraine to combat Russian military aggression, to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, as well as a probe of an unfounded theory that Kyiv conspired with Democrats to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

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