Donald Trump has officially become the third U.S. president to be impeached. The impeachment of Trump has been voted on as abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
As of today, The House has held a historic vote after a day-long debate over two articles, making Trump the third US president to be impeached.
It’s been a long time coming, and something much talked about for years, but now, Trump has officially been impeached.
The House passed the first article of impeachment against Trump, for abuse of power, by a vote of 230-197.
The members then moved onto the second article of impeachment, which was obstruction of congress, which also passed.
Here’s how the vote on the first article of impeachment — abuse of power — went down:
Democrats: 230 yeas
Republicans: 197 nays
One member, Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, voted present.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the final vote from the speaker’s chair.
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According to political reporter from Dareh Gregorian from NBC News:
“President Donald Trump was impeached on Wednesday, marking the third time in the nation’s history that the House of Representatives voted to impeach a sitting president.
The historic vote followed a daylong debate on whether Trump violated his oath in pressuring Ukraine to damage a political opponent.
The 230-197 vote to impeach Trump for abuse of power was almost entirely along party lines and is to be followed quickly by a second vote on whether Trump obstructed Congress.
Two Democrats, Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey and Collin Peterson of Minnesota, voted against the article along with all Republicans. The lone Independent, former Republican Justin Amash of Michigan, joined with all Democrats in adopting the article.
One Democrat, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a 2020 presidential candidate, voted present. Speaker Nanvy Pelosi of California, who doesn’t typically vote except on important legislation, voted yes and appeared to be the 214th vote, pushing Democrats over the margin.
As members wrapped up the vote, GOP members chanted, ‘Four more years! Four more years!’
The Senate trial on whether to remove the president is expected to begin in early January.”
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More news on the impeachment of Donald Trump is expected to roll out over the coming hours.