Pelosi says Democrats have 'no choice' but to impeach Trump as formal debate begins – live

House speaker Nancy Pelosi opens debate, which will culminate later today with a vote that is all but certain to impeach the president

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9.05pm GMT

Adam Schiff used his floor speech to detail the allegations against Trump and warn that Congress would set a dangerous precedent if members did not vote to impeach him.

“If the president’s conduct isn’t impeachable, then nothing is impeachable,” Schiff said.

8.56pm GMT

Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee, has taken over from Jerry Nadler to oversee Democrats’ floor speeches in the impeachment debate.

“I rise to support the impeachment of Donald J Trump,” Schiff said upon taking the floor.

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Source: theguardian