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House Officially Impeaches Trump For Abusing His Power



House Officially Impeaches Trump For Abusing His Power

On Wednesday night, House Democrats officially impeached Donald Trump for abusing his power. This is the first of two articles of impeachment the lower chamber is poised to adopt in historic votes alleging the president is unfit for office.

According to The Hill:

“Lawmakers voted 230-197 to impeach Trump for abusing his power, with two Democrats — Reps. Collin Peterson (Minn.) and Jeff Van Drew (N.J.) — crossing the aisle in dissent. Another Democrat, 2020 White House contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) voted present. Republicans, meanwhile, remained unified in their defense of the president, describing the impeachment inquiry as a purely partisan pursuit spearheaded by Democrats still embittered by the results of the 2016 election.”

The House is also expected to soon take up another article of impeaching, this time charging Trump with obstruction of Congress.

This makes Trump the third president in U.S. history to have been impeached. But this does make Trump the first president to be impeached during his first term.

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