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The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is preparing to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday, in an anticipated party-line vote on charges of obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.
House Democrats gathered to adopt the rules for the impeachment debate shortly after 9 a.m. ET Wednesday morning, as reported by Fox News.
Congressional Representatives are presently engaged in a projected six hours of debate – evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats – with the final vote sequence anticipated to begin later this evening.
Indiana Rep. Jim Banks called into WIBC from the halls of Congress late Wednesday morning to speak with host Tony Katz about the day’s proceedings.
“If there’s anything good that’s going to come out of today’s events, it’s that the American people are paying attention,” said Rep. Banks. “They’re not going to stand for it; they’re going to revolt at the ballot box in 2020; and we’re hopeful that we’re going to have four more years of President Trump and an opportunity to move this country forward in a big way.”
President Trump issued a blistering six-page letter Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, criticizing Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as an “open war on American Democracy,” and asserting that Rep. Pelosi has violated her oath of office.
“Everyone of your listeners should read the President’s letter,” Banks told Katz. “It is a sincere letter from the President of the United States to the Speaker of the House that sums up exactly how the President feels, which is that this is all partisan and about policy differences – not high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Rep. Banks continued: “As we go to the floor of the House just hours from now and [Democrats] vote to impeach the President of the United States of America, the Democrats have still failed to do the most fundamental thing that they need to do, which is to prove to the American people that this President has committed a high crime or misdemeanor.”
Click the link below to hear WIBC host Tony Katz’s full interview with Rep. Jim Banks.