By the end of the vote, a majority of the Democratic-controlled House voted to impeach the president on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, making Pres. Trump the 3rd U.S. president in history to be impeached.
The vote came after a daylong debate over the matter in which both Democratic and GOP members gave passionate arguments to either vote in favor or against impeachment.
An interactive map below shows how representatives from Texas voted on the impeachment of the president. You can click on the photos or the map to see their vote. Texas has 36 congressional districts. Districts in RED voted AGAINST impeaching President Trump. Districts in BLUE voted FOR impeaching him.
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As a reminder, impeachment does not mean a president is removed from office. It instead sends the matter to the U.S. Senate for a trial on the issues the House approved.
Two-thirds of US senators would have to vote to convict the president in order to remove him from office.
Select tweets by Texas U.S. House members after the impeachment
To my friends who say that #impeachment is unconstitutional and pursuing it overturns the will of the 63 million Trump voters, I'd remind you that #impeachment is as constitutional as the #ElectoralCollege, the results of which were accepted by #HillaryClinton's 66 million voters— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) December 19, 2019
Tonight, we upheld the Constitution against a President who chose tyranny over country.— Rep. Sylvia Garcia (@RepSylviaGarcia) December 19, 2019
His actions threatened to erode our Constitution, and we could not stand by as he continued to do so.
No one is above the law and this is why we voted to #ImpeachTrump.#IMPEACHMENTVOTE pic.twitter.com/DYaizsPVoW
This is the first time in the history of our nation that an impeachment vote has taken place with only one party's support.— Rep. Kevin Brady (@RepKevinBrady) December 19, 2019
In fact, this impeachment had bipartisan OPPOSITION – Republicans and Democrats joining together in a stand against Speaker Pelosi & her partisan agenda.
House Democrats just made history — for all the wrong reasons. I was glad to see bipartisan support against impeachment, and trust the Senate will reach a similar and swift conclusion to finally close the book on this sad chapter of our republic’s history. https://t.co/bI3YY6oHQ9 pic.twitter.com/9EzpmsvHa2— Rep. Pete Olson (@RepPeteOlson) December 19, 2019
#ImpeachmentDay is a day to defend our democracy and protect our republic. It highlights our love of country.— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) December 18, 2019
We are at the crossroads of accountability. Either we hold the President accountable or be held accountable.
I was just interviewed via FaceTime w/Tom Abrahams channel 13 ABC news Houston. We talked impeachment: that scam the Democrats are doing. Maybe on tonight. (For any interested.) My Bride & I are privileged to represent the greatest district! Trump did no wrong! @realDonaldTrump— Randy Weber (@TXRandy14) December 19, 2019
No one is above the law…except for @HouseDemocrats apparently:— Brian Babin (@RepBrianBabin) December 18, 2019
✅Ignored/blocked exculpatory evidence that didn’t fit their narrative
✅Didn't allow agency counsel
✅Turned down info
✅Restricted Republican lines of questioning
Despite unfair and, even at times, secret hearings, this impeachment investigation uncovered no evidence that the president committed impeachable offenses. This is a single-party effort in Congress to remove a sitting president. (1/2)— Michael Cloud (@RepCloudTX) December 19, 2019
Historically, impeachment proceedings have been very deliberate, defined, and transparent, but this investigation was conducted in a top-secret room in the basement of the Capitol, having neither bipartisan support nor the basic norms of due process and fairness. (2/2)— Michael Cloud (@RepCloudTX) December 19, 2019
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