President Trump On Stage in Battle Creek as the House Impeaches Him
He held a long campaign rally in Battle Creek.
Things have quieted down quite a bit at Kellogg Arena after a more than a two hour long speech given by President Trump at his Merry Christmas rally.
Although the night is going to be remembered in history as the night he was impeached.
“By the way it doesn’t really feel like we’re being impeached,” President Trump said.
It was a packed house with more than 5,000 people on hand for the President to speak.
“Is there a better place to be in the world than a Trump rally?” President Trump asked.
He spoke highly of his record over the last three years, his disdain of the media, the work bringing jobs back, and the success of the federal government compared to the state level.
But he was also impeached while on stage, something he finally mentioned 30 minutes after it happened.
“We didn’t lose one Republican vote and three Democrats voted for us,” he said.
He also attacked Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell for voting against him in impeachment and his treatment of her late husband, Rep. John Dingell.
“I said that’s OK, don’t worry about it. Maybe he’s looking up, I don’t know,” said President Trump.
Rep. Debbie Dingell replied on Twitter asking the president to set politics aside when it comes to her late husband, saying, “You brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder.”
Mr. President, let’s set politics aside. My husband earned all his accolades after a lifetime of service. I’m preparing for the first holiday season without the man I love. You brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder.
— Rep. Debbie Dingell (@RepDebDingell) December 19, 2019
He ended on a high note to cheers and a promise to win another four years.
Wednesday night’s vote does not remove the president from office.
From here, the articles of impeachment move to the Senate.
A simple majority vote could dismiss the articles altogether. If that doesn’t happen, the Senate will then come up with rules for a trial.
After the trial, a vote will decide the president’s future.
If anything less than two-thirds of the senate votes to convict the president, he will stay in office.
Stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader on air and online as we continue working to bring you every detail of this impeachment process.