Amash says he will vote in favor of articles of impeachment

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashDemocrats defend Afghan withdrawal amid Taliban advance Vietnam shadow hangs over Biden decision on Afghanistan Kamala Harris and our shameless politics MORE (I-Mich.) said Friday that he would vote for the articles of impeachment when House Democrats bring them to the House for a vote.

Amash, who left the Republican party this summer, said on his way to the House floor that he believes that there is "sufficient evidence" against President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE for obstruction of Congress, obstruction of justice and abuse of power, though he said he would have to see how each of the articles were written before he would vote yes, CNN reports.

"Impeachment is like an indictment. We're just issuing the charges," he continued. "The trial happens in the Senate. There's certainly probable cause to issue charges."

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No Republican is expected to vote in favor of the articles. The one GOP lawmaker in the House who was on the fence — Rep. Francis RooneyLaurence (Francis) Francis RooneyGOP leader taking proxy voting fight to Supreme Court Pricing carbon can help solve the infrastructure funding dilemma Allies of GOP leader vow to oust Liz Cheney MORE (Fla.) — told the network that he thinks that there was "a rush to judgment" by House Democrats, citing that they should've sought out first-hand testimony from Trump administration officials who had been blocked from testifying. 

Two Democrats — Reps. Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewRepublicans hit Biden over Afghanistan, with eye on midterms GOP lawmaker called on Biden to 'resign immediately' after 'botched withdrawal' from Afghanistan We can't let sand mining threaten storm-buffering, natural infrastructure MORE (N.J.) Collin PetersonCollin Clark Peterson Progressives fight for leverage amid ever-slimming majority Six ways to visualize a divided America On The Trail: The political losers of 2020 MORE (Minn.) — are expected to vote no. 

The articles have yet to be finalized, but Thursday, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill topline higher than Senate's McConnell privately urged GOP senators to oppose debt ceiling hike On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE (D-Calif.) announced that the House would move forward with impeachment and begin to draft the articles.

The articles are expected to be released sometime next week, with a vote following soon after.