Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

What Happens Now?

            Today the House of Representatives voted 228-193, almost along party lines, to send formal articles of impeachment to the Senate. The articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump were then ceremoniously carried across the U.S. Capitol Building to the Senate. After ending at the back of the Senate chamber, the Clerk of the House made the announcement: “The House has passed House Resolution 798, a resolution appointing and authorizing managers of the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of United States.”

            The Senate will become an impeachment court at noon tomorrow with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. He will administer the oath to senators who will be the jurors. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appointed seven Representatives to act as prosecutors with two of them being Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler.

            Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised that the Senate would rise above party factions to do what is best for our nation. Only time will tell whether the clown show continues in the Senate, but Senators Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and Mitt Romney will certainly add interest to the entertainment by their shenanigans.

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