Roanoke Valley's Rep. Ben Cline votes no on impeachment articles against President Donald Trump
Rep. Ben Cline, R-6th, voted with fellow Republicans on the Judiciary Committee on Friday against a pair of impeachment articles against President Donald Trump.
Members of the panel voted 23-17 along party lines to send the articles of impeachment to the full House of Representatives. Cline, Virginia’s only representative on the Judiciary Committee, had been defending Trump during what he’s described as a “sham” impeachment process.
"Putting aside the severely flawed process by which the Democratic majority has proceeded, they’ve simply failed to establish a viable case for impeachment against the president," Cline said Wednesday night when the committee met. “I have reviewed the evidence, I have read the transcripts, and the proof of a high crime or misdemeanor is just not there.”