Photos of the day: House readies for historic impeachment vote against Trump

Dec. 18 as captured by CQ Roll Call's photojournalism staff

The public lines up in the Capitol Visitor Center to watch the House vote on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The public lines up in the Capitol Visitor Center to watch the House vote on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted December 18, 2019 at 11:57am

Updated 6:16 p.m. | On a crisp, cold Dec. 18 in Washington, the House is preparing for a historic vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. 

CQ Roll Call’s photojournalists are capturing the events of the day on and around Capitol Hill. Check back for updates. 

Here are the photos of the day:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., passes a Capitol gingerbread house as she arrives in the Capitol on Wednesday. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump later in the day. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., passes a Capitol gingerbread house as she arrives in the Capitol on Wednesday. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump later in the day. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
An anti-impeachment protester yells at pro-impeachment demonstrators on Wednesday outside of the Capitol. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
An anti-impeachment protester yells at pro-impeachment demonstrators on Wednesday outside the Capitol. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., stops to talk to reporters in Statuary Hall on Wednesday as the House begins debate on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., stops to talk to reporters in Statuary Hall on Wednesday as the House begins debate on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
People rally in support of the impeachment of President Donald Trump in front of the Capitol on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
People rally in support of the impeachment of President Donald Trump in front of the Capitol on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Tourists on Wednesday walk past a plaque in Statuary Hall marking Andrew Johnson's congressional seat. Johnson became the first U.S. president to be impeached, in 1868. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Tourists on Wednesday walk past a plaque in Statuary Hall marking Andrew Johnson’s congressional seat. Johnson became the first U.S. president to be impeached, in 1868. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
People rally in support of the impeachment of President Donald Trump in front of the Capitol as the House begins debate on the articles of impeachment on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
People rally in support of the impeachment of President Donald Trump in front of the Capitol as the House begins debate on the articles of impeachment on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
A handful a protesters hold signs as members of Congress exit the Capitol after casting votes on the rules package for impeachment (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A handful a protesters hold signs as members of Congress exit the Capitol after casting votes on the rules package for impeachment (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Reps. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Ken Buck, R-Colo., and Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., stop on the House steps to speak to a film crew as they arrive to vote on the impeachment rules package. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Reps. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Ken Buck, R-Colo., and Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., stop on the House steps to speak to a film crew as they arrive to vote on the impeachment rules package. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., right, wears his Make America Great Again hat as he walks with Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., up the House steps to vote on the rules package for impeachment on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., right, wears his Make America Great Again hat as he walks with Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., up the House steps to vote on the rules package for impeachment on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and legislative affairs director Eric Ueland speak to the media after attending the Senate Republican luncheon in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and legislative affairs director Eric Ueland speak to the media after attending the Senate Republican luncheon in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Tour groups fill the hallway outside of Statuary Hall on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Tour groups fill the hallway outside of Statuary Hall on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
A pro-impeachment demonstrator records a video on a smartphone in the Cannon rotunda on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
A pro-impeachment demonstrator records a video on a smartphone in the Cannon rotunda on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Broadcast news reporters gather in the Cannon rotunda as the House takes up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Broadcast news reporters gather in the Cannon rotunda as the House takes up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
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