Despite the drama that unfolded this week in the U.S. House of Representatives, which for only the third time in U.S. history voted to impeach a president, the mood on Capitol Hill was largely anticlimactic. That’s because the votes on the chamber’s two impeachment articles went down as expected. About the only surprise was how few Democrats broke party rank and didn’t support impeachment. Only two Democrats voted against impeaching President Trump on the first article (abuse of power), while three voted no on the second charge (obstruction of Congress). Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who is running for president, voted “present” on each.
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