CONGRESS, Portland, Town Halls

National news dispatch: Impeachment, more town halls, and Portland presidential politics

United States Capitol. Photo: Chas Hundley

Impeachment

Much ink has been spilled over the impeachment of President Donald Trump. It’s only the third time a U.S. president has been impeached (Richard Nixon resigned before the House could impeach him), and like the two who came before, the votes were largely along party lines, with two Democrats defecting to vote ‘no’ while Democrat Tulsi Gabbard voted “present” and avoided taking a stance altogether. 

Oregon’s delegation gave no surprises; in the House, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici voted to impeach the president, as did her fellow Oregon Democrats Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, and Kurt Schrader. Greg Walden, the lone Republican in Oregon’s Congressional delegation voted no on impeachment. 

The next step in the process — a Senate . . .

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