San Nicolas mum on Trump impeachment vote

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Congressman Michael San Nicolas did not vote on the Articles of Impeachment against President Trump.

He told the Pacific News Center “this is not an area where territorial delegates are able to vote.”

He declined to comment on the outcome.

The President was impeached on two articles following a day-long debate on whether Trump violated his oath of office by pressuring Ukraine to damage former vice president Joe Biden who is running against Trump in next year’s presidential election.

It was a strict party-line vote. No Republicans voted for impeachment.

The first vote was on Article 1: Abuse of Power. 230 voted yes, 197 voted no.

That was followed by a vote on Article 2: Obstruction of Congress. 229 voted yes and 198 voted no.

The one-vote difference was Democrat Rep. Jared Golden of Maine, who voted yes on abuse of power and no on obstruction of Congress.

One Democrat, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who is running for president, voted “present” on both articles.

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