District of Columbia — The House of Representatives has another busy afternoon of votes Wednesday, with the House set to vote on impeachment articles, contempt of Congress, and the blocking of arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allied nations. Wednesday could prove to be an important day for Democrats moving forward, as they have promised accountability in their oversight of the Trump administration.
On Tuesday, Representative Al Green (D-TX) proposed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump after the President’s controversial tweets Sunday. Rep. Green has proposed articles of impeachment three times since President Trump entered office, but this is the first time its been proposed with Democrats holding the majority in the House chamber. With 85 House Democrats and counting either calling or being supportive of impeachment, this issue will come to a head when the House convenes to vote on opening an impeachment inquiry on Wednesday.
The House will vote on whether to hold United States Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for their defiance of subpoenas related to the Mueller Report and the 2020 Census. During the Obama administration, then Attorney General Eric Holder was found in contempt after refusing to produce documents related to Operation Fast and Furious.
Finally, the House will vote on a resolution to block the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allied nations by the Trump administration.