(Washington DC) The House of Representatives yesterday (Thursday) adopted the procedures for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, on a party line vote of 232-196 with two Democrats voting against the resolution. The vote details how the House will move forward in its impeachment inquiry as it investigates allegations that the president attempted to pressure Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 presidential election by digging up dirt on his potential political rival, Joe Biden.
Shortly before the vote, we spoke with Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman, who is a member of the House Oversight Committee. Grothman told us yesterday (Thursday) morning that he has been frustrated with the process thus far because Republicans were not able to ask questions while witnesses were sometimes told they did not need to answer questions posed by Republicans.
Grothman, who is firmly against impeachment, says the proceedings up until now should have been televised like Watergate. He says Democrats have been angling for impeachment since Trump was elected starting with allegations of collusion with Russia. While no evidence of collusion was ever uncovered, Grothman acknowledges that Russian interference with America’s next election is a very real concern.