House Democrats have voted to pass a resolution formalizing the rules on how to proceed in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
According to CNBC:
House Democrats on Thursday passed a resolution outlining the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
The 232-196 vote passed nearly along party lines, with no Republicans voting for the resolution. Two Democrats joined Republicans in voting against it. The lone Independent congressman, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, voted for the impeachment inquiry resolution.
The measure, which sketches out guidelines for public hearings in the inquiry and the president’s participation in the process, marks the first time lawmakers’ votes will be counted on matters related to the Trump impeachment process.
The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2019
The vote followed a morning of debate on the floor of the House, where Democrats attacked Trump’s alleged abuses of power and Republicans lambasted the way the impeachment inquiry was being conducted.
This really doesn’t change much because the Democrats have been on this impeachment inquiry crusade for weeks now. It will though allow some of the hearings to now to be public.