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The Party-Line Impeachment

Legally, the passage of a House resolution on the impeachment inquiry on Thursday doesn’t mean much. Democrats have already launched the inquiry, and a federal judge ruled last week that they didn’t need to have a vote.But it’s not clear that the resolution had much political effect, either. The final vote on the resolution was 232-196, almost precisely along partisan lines. The story of the impeachment drama inside Washington politics is one of implacable partisanship. The American people have proven somewhat open-minded—as new evidence has emerged, support for impeachment has increased—and a parade of civil servants has spoken out. But …read more

Source:: The Atlantic



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