The House of Representatives voted Thursday to formally advance impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump amid allegations that he improperly leveraged his position to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, one of the Democratic frontrunners in the 2020 election.
The vote passed 232–196, with the tally mostly falling on party lines. Also voting in favor of the resolution was ex-Republican Rep. Justin Amash (I–Mich.), the first and only congressperson affiliated with the GOP to publicly endorse impeachment. (The libertarian-leaning lawmaker left the Republican Party shortly afterward.) Only two Democrats—Reps. Jeff Van Drew (D–N.J.) and Collin Peterson (D–Minn.)—defected.
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