//Tulsi Gabbard votes current on Trump impeachment articles, breaks with Dems

Tulsi Gabbard votes current on Trump impeachment articles, breaks with Dems

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard declined to vote in favor of two articles of impeachment towards President Trump after a contentious debate Wednesday, selecting to vote “current” as a substitute.

The Home voted 230 to 197 to question Trump for abuse of energy, principally alongside get together strains. Lawmakers additionally voted to question the president on a second article, obstruction of Congress, in a 229-198 vote.

Gabbard, a 2020 presidential hopeful, launched a prolonged assertion following the votes.

“All through my life, whether or not by means of serving within the navy or in Congress, I’ve all the time labored to do what’s in the perfect pursuits of our nation. Not what’s greatest for me politically or what’s greatest for my political half,” Gabbard mentioned. “After doing my due diligence in reviewing the 658-page impeachment report, I got here to the conclusion that I couldn’t in good conscience vote both sure or no.”

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii speaks to Democrats gathered at the Spratt Issues Conference in Greenville, S.C., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. Gabbard voted "present" on both articles of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii speaks to Democrats gathered on the Spratt Points Convention in Greenville, S.C., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. Gabbard voted “current” on each articles of impeachment towards President Trump on Wednesday. (AP Picture/Meg Kinnard)

She mentioned she believes Trump is responsible of wrongdoing however that she couldn’t vote in favor of impeachment, saying the method should not be a “end result of a partisan course of.”

“Once I solid my vote in help of the impeachment inquiry almost three months in the past, I mentioned that with a view to preserve the integrity of this solemn enterprise, it should not be a partisan endeavor,” Gabbard mentioned. “Tragically, that’s what it has been. “

The Hawaiian congresswoman’s break from her get together makes her the one White Home contender to not favor impeachment.

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The impeachment now heads to the GOP-controlled Senate, the place Trump is predicted to be acquitted.