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Icy silence, frayed connections: Impeachment takes a toll


December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most raucous committee in Congress sat stone-faced, barely speaking.

One by one, the members around the Judiciary Committee dais voted on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Then they bolted for the doors and the airports, in more than one case without a word.

The all-business iciness during those eight gavel-to-gavel minutes reflected the gravity of advancing articles of impeachment to the House floor for only the third time in American history. But it also told much of the story about impeachment's toll on Congress, Washington and beyond....

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