Articles of impeachment approved by House Judiciary Committee

Full House vote expected next week

Talia Lissauer

The House Judiciary Committee voted Dec. 13 to send both articles of impeachment to the House floor. The vote was expected to happen Dec. 12 but after a day full of debate, chairman of the committee Jerry Nadler postponed the vote on the articles of impeachment by one day. 

President Donald Trump is now the fourth president to face impeachment and Nadler addressed the vote as disappointing.

“Today is a solemn and sad day, for the third time in a little over a century half, the House Judiciary Committee has voted articles of impeachment against the president, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress,” Nadler said.

The democratic controlled Judiciary Committee voted along their party lines, 23-17, according to NPR. The articles include charges on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. 

The articles are expected to be voted on by the democratic majority House at some point next week.