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MONTGOMERY — With her son on her lap, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., voted against impeaching President Donald Trump on Friday, after making remarks earlier this week in which she said she believed the examination process was flawed.
"The articles of impeachment before us in this Committee do not meet the necessary requirements nor have they followed an exhaustive pursuit to even find all of the facts of the case," she said. "Therefore, the bar to impeach a sitting president of the United States has not been met."
Roby's son, George, was present for the Thursday mark-up of the articles and the Friday vote. Her office did not immediately respond to questions Friday about her son's presence.
The representative, who is not seeking re-election next year, did not comment on the substance of the charges against the president in her remarks. The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Friday to impeach the president on two charges. The first is that he withheld aid from Ukraine to get embarrassing information on former Vice President Joe Biden, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president.
The second charges the president with obstruction of justice for refusing to comply with subpoenas issued by Congress during the course of the investigation.
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