The U.S. House of Representatives voted 232-196 to approve a resolution endorsing rules surrounding the Trump impeachment inquiry.
Republicans voted unanimously against the resolution, which the NYT reports “outlines the rights and procedures that will guide the process from here on out, including the public presentation of evidence and how Mr. Trump and his legal team will be able to eventually mount a defense.”
NPR adds: “The resolution authorizes the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to conduct open hearings, and allows the president and his attorneys to cross-examine witnesses. The resolution also directs the House committees leading the inquiry to report their findings to the House Judiciary Committee, which will decide whether to recommend moving forward with articles of impeachment.”
Said Nancy Pelosi to reporters: “I’m going to answer it one time. These rules are fairer than anything that have gone before in terms of an impeachment proceeding.”