Type to search

News

GOP Offers Motion To Adjourn Ahead Of House Impeachment Vote

Rep. Andy Biggs R-Ariz.

Shelby Talcott on December 18, 2019

Republican Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs offered a motion to adjourn Wednesday morning ahead of the House’s vote on two articles of impeachment.

“So we can stop wasting America’s time on impeachment, I move that the House do now adjourn,” Biggs said around 9 a.m.

The motion failed in the House, which is controlled by Democrats. It did force a delay in proceedings as House members had to vote on whether to pass the motion.

The House will vote on whether to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, voting on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The House Judiciary Committee voted on the impeachment articles Dec. 13, passing both with a vote of 23-17.

GOP leaders will be allowed to submit other motions to adjourn throughout the day Wednesday, The Hill reported. Officially, six hours of debate are allowed for the impeachment articles.

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern said Tuesday evening that the process will likely take a lot longer, suggesting it might double to around 12 hours.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

Daily Caller News Foundation

Founded by Tucker Carlson, a 25-year veteran of print and broadcast media, and Neil Patel, former chief policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, The Daily Caller News Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing original investigative reporting from a team of professional reporters that operates for the public benefit.

  • 1
DON’T MISS OUT!
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
There are a million ways to get your news.
We want to be your one in a million.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link
Send this to a friend