Rep. John Ratcliffe, Republican Congressman, votes 'hell no' to impeachment

Posted at 7:54 AM, Dec 19, 2019

As the House of Representatives held a vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Wednesday, one Republican congressman though voting "no" wasn't quite forceful enough.

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) tweeted a photo of his voting card Wednesday, which he edited to read "hell no."

"Obstruction of Congress? To even allege it is an admission of constitutional illiteracy," Ratcliffe said. "The Founders had a term they used for the Democrats' obstruction of Congress. They called it: Separation of Powers."

None of Ratcliffe's GOP colleagues voted to impeach Trump on Wednesday. But because Democrats held a majority, the House voted to adopt two articles of impeachment on Wednesday.

Next, the impeachment trial will have to be tried in the Senate, where Democrats would likely need to flip around 20 Republicans to have Trump removed from office.

This story was originally published by WFTS in Tampa, Florida.