Tue Dec 17, 2019 AT 12:42 PM EDT
House Republicans are gearing up to make life as difficult as possible for Democrats in the impeachment articles markup hearing on Tuesday, signaling they have no intention of allowing Democrats to coast smoothly into their high-stakes vote to impeach President Donald Trump later this week.
In a House Rules Committee markup scheduled for Tuesday morning, GOP lawmakers are expected to amplify their protests against Democrats’ two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — that argue Trump’s actions in Ukraine rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors.
The Rules hearing follows closely on the heels of public impeachment forums staged by two other House panels — Intelligence and Judiciary — and it’s the last stop on the committee circuit before the Democrats bring those two articles to the House floor on Wednesday. Read More