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Amash says he will vote in favor of articles of impeachment

• https://thehill.com, BY MARTY JOHNSON

Amash, who left the Republican party this summer, said on his way to the House floor that he believes that there is "sufficient evidence" against President Trump for obstruction of Congress, obstruction of justice and abuse of power, though he said he would have to see how each of the articles were written before he would vote yes, CNN reports.

"Impeachment is like an indictment. We're just issuing the charges," he continued. "The trial happens in the Senate. There's certainly probable cause to issue charges."Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) said Friday that he would vote for the articles of impeachment when House Democrats bring them to the House for a vote.

Amash, who left the Republican party this summer, said on his way to the House floor that he believes that there is "sufficient evidence" against President Trump for obstruction of Congress, obstruction of justice and abuse of power, though he said he would have to see how each of the articles were written before he would vote yes, CNN reports.

"Impeachment is like an indictment. We're just issuing the charges," he continued. "The trial happens in the Senate. There's certainly probable cause to issue charges."

No Republican is expected to vote in favor of the articles. The one GOP lawmaker in the House who was on the fence — Rep. Francis Rooney (Fla.) — told the network that he thinks that there was "a rush to judgment" by House Democrats, citing that they should've sought out first-hand testimony from Trump administration officials who had been blocked from testifying. 


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