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Tater tots, swamp rats and an impeachment inquiry: Congressional Hits and Misses

Week of Sept. 23, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer holds up a copy of the transcript of President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during his press conference on impeachment in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

By Thursday evening, Rep. Earl L. "Buddy" Carter could barely eke out a basic unanimous consent request.

“It’s been a long week,” he said with a chuckle on the House floor. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House would begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and that was just Tuesday, folks.

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