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Republican Congressman votes 'hell no' to impeachment

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 08:22:55-05

President Trump was impeached in the House of Representatives Wednesday, but one Republican congressman thought voting "no" on the impeachment articles just wasn't quite forceful enough.

Representative John Ratcliffe of Texas' 4th District tweeted out a photo of his "hell no" vote Wednesday evening.

"Obstruction of Congress? To even allege it, is an admission of constitutional illiteracy," Ratcliffe said. "The Founders had a term they used for the Democrats' obstruction of Congress. They called it: Separation of Powers."

RELATED: U.S. House votes to impeach President Trump

Ratcliffe was one of nearly 200 Republicans who voted against impeachment. Not a single member of the House GOP voted in favor of either charge

President Trump also weighed in on Twitter to express his displeasure with the vote.

Next the impeachment case will have to be tried in the Senate, where democrats would likely need to flip around 20 Republicans to have Trump removed from office.