House approves impeachment inquiry measure, but Republicans say it’s too little, too late

In its first vote related to the impeachment of President Trump, the House on Thursday approved largely along party lines a resolution affirming its investigation and setting rules for public hearings to be held in the coming weeks.

The resolution passed 232 to 196.

All Republicans, who have complained about being shut out of the process, voted against the measure, calling it too little, too late. Two Democrats joined them.

House Foreign Affairs ranking Republican Michael McCaul of Texas told CNN before the vote that the procedures set in the resolution don’t do much. “It’s a little cosmetic,” McCaul said.

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