The Hush Post| 10:49 am|one-minute-read|
Donald Trump stands impeached by the House of Representatives. He was impeached late Wednesday. Donald Trump’s impeachment happened on charges of abused of his office and obstruction of Congress. The Democrats declared him a threat to nation. They also branded an indelible mark on the most turbulent presidency of modern times.
After 11 hours of argument on the House floor between Democrats and Republicans over Trump’s conduct with Ukraine, lawmakers voted almost entirely along party lines to impeach him.
Trump becomes the third president in U.S. history to face trial in the Senate.
Earlier the president’s who faced impeachment motion were Lyndon Johnson and Bill Clinton.
Now the impeachment proceedings will go to the Senate. In the Senate, Republicans are in majority
The Democratic-controlled House passed two articles of impeachment against Trump – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – related to the president’s attempts to withhold military aid to Ukraine and pressure its government to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, a potential 2020 Democratic opponent.
The House voted 230 to 197 to approve the article charging abuse of power, with the gavel falling about 8:30 p.m. On the obstruction of Congress vote, which followed soon after, the tally was 229 to 198.
All Republicans voted against both articles. Among Democrats, two voted no on the first article and three on the second, with one – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii – voting “present” both times.
Now the impeachment proceedings will go to the Senate. In the Senate, Republicans are in majority and the ultimate ouster of Trump considering Republicans majority looks unlikely.