A defiant Donald Trump says he takes no responsibility for Impeachment,
as Democrats prepared articles of impeachment for a full vote in the US House of Representatives.
No one should be allowed to use the powers of the presidency,
to undermine our elections or cheat in a campaign,
no matter who it is,
and no matter what their party,
we all took an oath,
not to defend a political party,
but to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
History is testing us.
But Republicans say history will view the move differently.
There’s no way this can or should be viewed as legitimate,
certainly not by Republicans whose minority rights have been trampled on every step on the way,
and certainly not by the American people observing this disastrous political show scene-by-scene.
The vote will make Trump the third impeached president in US history.
Democrats Zoe Lofgren involved in all three modern impeachments says,
Trump’s actions are the most serious.
It’s never happened before in the history of our country,
that a president would just simply say I don’t like what you’re doing and you get no information from me,
Several House Democrats who represent Trump supporting areas agree,
risking their political fates in next year’s election to vote for impeachment.
This is not something that you can do based on polls,
and be somewhat a political consultant tells you to do,
and I feel firmly in that,
and the voters will have a chance to decide next year,
and you know I, the biggest honor of my life to represent this district,
but I’m not going to compromise with my integrity to do it.
This is the Articles that we wrote.
The impeachment battle in the US House has deepened party divides,
and the coming trial is already dividing Senate leaders.
The head of the Republican majority Senate has said he will work closely with the White House.
The Senate is meant to ask judges and jury to hear a trial,
not to rerun the entire fact-finding investigation,
because angry partisans rush sloppily through it.
But the Senate impeachment is meant to hold a president accountable said his Democratic counterpart.
Mitch McConnell said proudly,
he is not an impartial juror.
Do the American people want Mitch McConnell not to be an impartial juror in this situation?
And I would ask every one of my Republican Senate colleagues,
are you impartial jurors?
The three-month impeachment process about to end in the US House,
and is just getting started in the US Senate.
Katherine Jpsin VOA news Capitol Hill