"We voted on a provision, an allegation of abuse of power. There was an abuse of power at the Department of Justice. There was an abuse of power at the FBI. There was abuse of power at the FISA court. There was abuse of power in our intel community. There was abuse of power -- even DOJ (Department of Justice) was paying money to help set up the president. So there were all kinds of abuses of power. Perhaps none more so than in the House of Representatives by the majority."
"This is a sad day for the country. It's going nowhere in the Senate. But I really hope and pray the Senate will not just pick it up and dismiss it. America needs to hear from the witnesses and we didn't get to hear from them here. This was a kangaroo court. Outrageous to put the country through this."
"This is really a travesty for America and it's really tearing America apart. I have never in my entire life seen such an unfair, rigged railroad job against the president of the United States.
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Mike Johnson, (R) Louisiana:
"I think the American people are going to militate against this. I think the polling shows that they've been very frustrated. They see what's happened here. They see the lack of evidence. They see this paper-thin impeachment proceeding. What ultimately developed of it that there's nothing behind it. I think we showed that very clearly. And I think there's gonna be a huge political price paid by the Democrats at the polls next year. And what we're ultimately concerned about beyond the price is paid in this short term period is what this is going to do to our Republic going forward. The founders were right. They have divided the country even further. And I think that it's going to be very difficult for us in this institution to put this genie back in the bottle."
Impeachment charges against President Donald Trump went to the full House on Friday, following approval by the House Judiciary Committee.
The House is expected to take up the two articles of impeachment next week.
The abuse of power charge stems from Trump's July phone call with the Ukraine president pressuring him to announce an investigation of Democrats as he was withholding US aid.
The obstruction charge involves Trump's blocking of House efforts to investigate his actions.
Trump has denied wrongdoing.
The vote in the House panel was split along party lines, with 23 Democrats voting in favor and 17 Republicans opposed.
Some Republicans on the judiciary panel reacted harshly after the vote.
Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said the abuse of power was by the Democrats in the House of representatives.
Gohmert called the results of the process a "kangaroo court."
Other republicans predicted the outcome to move forward with impeachment would divide the country.
Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana said, "The American people are going to militate against this... What we're ultimately concerned about beyond the price its paid in this short term period is what this is going to do to our Republic going forward."