By ALEX RUSSERTUS The Associated Press – SEPTEMBER 09: Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, September 9, 2017.
(Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):12:50 p.m.
The House on Thursday passed a resolution calling on the Senate to impeach President Donald J. Trump, according to a statement by Rep. Joaquin Castro, D, Texas.
The resolution, which is in its third reading, passed 241-189, according the statement.
The House of Representatives passed the resolution unanimously Thursday evening, with a simple majority of 217 Republicans in favor and just one Democrat voting against it.
Castro was one of just eight Republicans to vote against it, joining Reps.
John Shimkus, R-Ill., Kevin Yoder, R, Kan., Joe Barton, R -Texas, Chris Smith, R.N., Mark Sanford, R., and Rob Bishop, R.-Utah.
In the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R of Ky., said the House resolution is not a resolution of impeachment, according a Senate statement.
The bill now heads to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which could consider it.
The Senate Judiciary committee is expected to take up the impeachment resolution at its October 9 meeting.
The resolution also calls on the House and Senate to hold a vote on the resolution at the Senate floor.