By Nick Gass, The Daily Caller News Foundation The House will hold its first vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Friday.
It will be the first vote in the House since the impeachment trial of former Vice President Richard Nixon in 1974.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., has a majority of his own and will have the majority to force a vote on impeachment.
He has vowed to get the House to vote on a resolution calling for impeachment.
Goodlattte said impeachment is a matter for the House, not the Senate, and he believes impeachment is the only path to restore democracy and restore the rule of law.
He said the House is expected to pass a resolution before the end of the week.
The Senate has already voted on impeachment proceedings.
The House could vote on Friday as well.
Goodlatsty told reporters Friday that impeachment will be a vote of confidence in the president.
“I think the American people have been very clear in their support for him.
He’s been the best president that we’ve had in the history of the country,” he said.
The House of Representatives is controlled by Democrats.
Democrats control the Senate by a slim 52-48 majority.
Goodlonte told reporters that Republicans could be able to force an impeachment vote on Trump with a simple majority.
The Republicans are not likely to succeed, but Goodlont said he would try.
The Republicans in the Senate are not exactly averse to impeachment.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R, S.C., told reporters on Friday that Trump’s conduct during the election campaign and the election have created “grave constitutional issues.”
“The President is an unelected, presidential candidate, so there is a right and a duty to impeach him,” Graham said.
Graham said the president needs to be removed from office by a vote in Congress.
He added, however, that the president cannot be impeached before the 2020 elections.
“There’s a constitutional provision in the Constitution for impeachment, and I don’t believe the President would be removed by a simple vote of the House of Representative,” Graham added.
Trump, who has denied any wrongdoing, has argued that impeachment is unconstitutional and that he would seek to overturn it.
The Constitution states that Congress has the power to impeak the president, but only after a two-thirds majority in both chambers of Congress.