October 31, 2019 In The News, Media

Here’s How Norcross Voted On Impeachment Inquiry

October 31, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved eight pages of procedures to take the impeachment inquiry against President Trump to nationally broadcast public hearings. The resolution defining the scope of the next phase of the inquiry was approved mainly along party lines, 231-196. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1) voted in favor of the resolution.

“Sadly, recent events have shown that there’s evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry,” Norcross said following the vote. “Today, we voted to establish procedures for the next phase. The American people deserve to hear all the facts.”

The House will move ahead with impeachment proceedings against Trump after a government whistleblower’s claims the president used the power of his office to solicit a foreign government to influence the 2020 U.S. election. Much of the testimony and documents released after the claim have supported the whistleblower’s account.

The impeachment effort has focused on three panels — Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, and Oversight and Reform. In closed-door hearings that included Republicans on the committees, investigations have centered on how Trump urged Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, now running for president, while withholding nearly $400 million in military aid.

An investigation by the Judiciary Committee has focused on possible obstruction of justice by the president, based on episodes described in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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