Fellow Democrats blasted the proposal as "one of the dumbest ideas" and a "slap on the wrist."
Matt FullerRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the moderate Dem proposal to censure Trump rather than impeach him:
“I have 15-year-olds in my district that get sent to Rikers because they jump a turnstile and they can’t afford $2.75.”
Figuring out there was a quid pro quo was "2+2," the ambassador said.
Matt FullerThere’s a scene in here where Rep. Justin Amash trashes Republican arguments on impeachment — “They talk about it like we’re all stupid” — while he was surrounded by his former Republican colleagues on an elevator.
You've heard of "Never Trumpers." Meet "Never Impeachers."
Matt FullerA fact of Congress everyone should recognize going forward: There is nothing that is going to make Republicans vote to impeach.
Matt FullerA sampling of quotes from Republicans on impeachment:
• “It’s bullshit.”
• “Perfectly within the purview of the president’s authority.”
• “There’s nothing impeachable there.”
• “Maybe it’s bribery with puppies and sprinkles on top.”
Lawmakers bumrushed a secure room while improperly carrying their cell phones.
Matt FullerThe latest developments on Republicans storming the Intelligence Committee room, including the detail that Matt Gaetz's office gave uncredentialed reporters and crew from HBO's "The Swamp" expired congressional passes to cover this circus.
Matt FullerOn the one hand, Democrats need to lead a fact-based, methodical investigation into the Ukraine phone call that builds support for impeachment.
On the other, WE KNOW THE MATERIAL FACTS AND THE SCANDAL IS ONGOING!!!!
Politically, the impeachment effort has turned on its head.
Matt FullerA ton of new impeachment enthusiasm in the House tonight. But there are also lots of ways this stalls out.
At this point though, if the Ukraine story is as damning as it seems — not a bad bet with Trump — it looks like the House is headed to impeachment.
Democrats who want to impeach the president may be winning the battle but losing the war in their party.
Matt FullerThe thing about the Judiciary Committee being the body to open an impeachment inquiry is that it is not the House.
This seems like it will placate more than it will actually advance impeachment.
The release of the previously redacted documents came one day after the judge in the case disclosed that prosecutors had concluded their probe into Cohen’s campaign finance crimes.
Matt FullerCommitting a felony campaign finance violation and then actively engaging in a coverup about the truth about your hush money payment to a porn star certainly seems like it would meet the threshold of — what’s the phrase? — high crimes and misdemeanors.
That's only a small part of the story, because the House floor was chaos Tuesday.
Matt FullerExtremely weird day in the House.
Democrats struggled with a rule that doesn’t allow members to say the President has made racist comments as they debated a resolution condemning the president for making racist comments.
Republicans defended racism.