Earlier this week, Democrats brought impeachment articles against President Trump; days later, the House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of both articles.
At this time, the impeachment articles against Trump allege that he abused power and obstructed justice. House members have debated with one another over these claims, with Republicans pointing out the logical flaws and Democrats saying anything they think will stick.
Since the House Judiciary Committee approved both impeachment articles, the House will convene for one final vote. That vote will determine whether or not the impeachment process goes on to the Senate for a trial.
As this process plays out, Americans are wondering how each House member will vote. House Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard stated earlier this week that she’s “undecided” on whether or not she’ll vote in favor of impeachment, per reports from Washington Examiner.
A Closer Look at Gabbard’s Remarks on Voting for Impeachment
On Monday, Gabbard reiterated her “concerns” about partisan-fueled impeachment crusades. The 2020 Democrat is one of few members in her party to note that talk about impeaching President Trump began shortly after his election and especially after his inauguration.
Gabbard additionally noted that impeaching a president for partisan reasons only contributes to division in America and “undermines our democracy.” Finally, the 2020 Democrat confirmed that she hasn’t yet made up her mind on whether or not she’ll support or oppose impeachment.
The 2020 Democrat’s remarks on voting for impeachment mark a stark contrast from many other members of her party. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and others have made no bones about their support for impeaching and removing President Trump from office.
The Final House Vote
The final House vote on impeachment is set to take place next week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already stated that there’s “no chance” of a Trump impeachment.
This means that even if the House gets enough votes for the Senate to hold a trial, the Senate will ultimately acquit the president. McConnell expressed that he expects Republicans to unanimously oppose impeachment and also noted that the Senate will be “in total coordination” with the White House.
What do you think about Tulsi Gabbard’s remarks on voting for impeaching President Trump? Do you think she will ultimately vote for or against it? Let us know in the comments section below!