Impeachment goes public, but the US House is divided

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presides over the U.S. House of Representatives vote on a resolution that outlines the next steps in the impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 31, 2019. Photo credit: Tom Brenner/Reuters

This morning, a bitterly divided U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution guiding the rules of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

“I don’t know why the Republicans are afraid of the truth. Every member should support allowing the American people to hear the facts for themselves. That is really what this vote is about,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said before the vote. 

It is the latest step in moving the investigation out of a secure chamber in the Capitol’s basement -- and into the public eye.

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Guests:
Mike DeBonis - Washington Post congressional reporter covering the U.S. House of Representatives, Jessica Levinson - law professor at Loyola Law School - @LevinsonJessica

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski