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The House Rules Committee has just passed the Impeachment Resolution.

On to the full House floor vote tomorrow!

#WednesdayWisdom #ImpeachmentIsComing
And here's a little bit of what happened in that markup meeting: "Republican members introduced a barrage of dead-on-arrival amendments during the committee markup of the measure, each one failing along party lines.
2-"The proposed changes attempted in part to restrict the potential scope of the impeachment inquiry as Democrats move toward the public-facing phase of the probe. The committee is comprised of nine Democrats and four Republicans.
3-"Republicans excoriated their Democratic counterparts for not making the process more public and transparent, for not allowing GOP members to have greater authority, and for letting other committees, such as the House Ways and Means and House Financial Services panels, have a
4-"role. The House has typically relied on the Judiciary Committee to handle impeachment investigations and mark up articles of impeachment against the president. "I think this is a sad day for the Rules Committee and for the institution of the House of Representatives," said
5-"ranking member Tom Cole, R-Okla. "We're meeting here today to set forth a process for impeaching a president of the United States. In my view, it's not a fair process, it's not an open process, it's certainly not been a transparent process. It's been limited and closed,
6-"and frankly I think we're moving toward a preordained result." Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, introduced three amendments to the resolution to restrict the roles of other committees involved in the process and to explain the scope of their investigations.
7-"To me, it is unclear why these two committees are included in the list of committees directed to continue the ongoing impeachment investigations, because the only reason for them is to access President Trump's personal business papers and his IRS papers," he said.
8-" "It's really nothing more than a fishing expedition to see if they can't uncover something that might be useful to them should the whistleblower complaint fail, which I believe it will."
9-"Democrats, however, stressed that the process is not entirely dissimilar to past impeachment inquiries and that the resolution has afforded Republicans a role in line with those previous inquiries.
10-"If it's a fishing expedition, there's a lot of fish and might even be some whales out in the water," Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said." ~NBC
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