Reading Clerk Steals Spotlight in Impeachment Show

It was just part of the theatrics of the day, as the House voted overwhelmingly to kill articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

The latest testament to how unusual this year in Congress has been came Wednesday, when the reading clerk of the House of Representatives spelled out the word “bitch” on the chamber floor.

The 368-58 vote on the motion — offered by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — to table the articles of impeachment resolution sponsored by Texas Democrat Al Green was the formal order of business. Despite Democratic antipathy for Trump, many of Green’s mates in the minority voted with Republicans to put the resolution aside, an anticlimatic end to a move Green had been promising to pursue for weeks on end.The result was preordained, particularly after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer announced their opposition to Green’s resolution.



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