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Ivanka Trump says father is 'energized' by impeachment fight

Ivanka Trump says father is 'energized' by impeachment fight
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"He's energized, as are 63 million plus voters who elected him to office," Ivanka told CBS's Margaret Brennan for an interview set to air later this month on "Face the Nation."

"This is historic, as you note," Trump continued. "And in many ways, including the fact that it is the first purely partisan impeachment." 

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On Wednesday, the House passed two articles of impeachment against President Trump, voting largely along party lines to accuse him of abuse of power over his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress.

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When the House voted Wednesday evening, Trump was at a campaign rally in Michigan, seemingly unfazed by the historic vote.

"He said it didn't even feel like he was being impeached," Ivanka Trump told CBS. "I think he sees it for what it is, which is really just raw, partisan politics."

The senior White House adviser demurred on whether the Senate should call witnesses for the impeachment trial, saying she would "leave that to the lawyers."

The Senate trial is expected to begin sometime after the chamber reconvenes in January.