The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Friday to approve two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump: obstruction of Congress, and abuse of power.  

The 23-17 votes after two days of debate saw all of the panel’s Democrats vote in support as Republicans uniformly opposed the measure, which now goes to the full House of Representatives for a vote.

In the highly likely event that at least one of the articles passes the wider chamber the matter would be turned over to the Senate where the president would face the charges in a trial-like setting.


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