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Historic Impeachment

Last night the House of Representatives impeached President Trump in a historic vote, making him the third president to ever be impeached.

After a bitter trial and a length debate throughout the week, the Democratic controlled House voted to impeach with 230 votes, and no Republican support. The votes fell along party lines as predicted.

President Trump was impeached primarily for "abuse of power" and "obstruction of Congress" regarding his involvement with Ukraine. The House voted to impeach on both articles, with 230 Members of Congress voting Yea to impeach and 197 voting Nay. The second article passed with a vote of 229 to 198. The articles each needed 216 votes to pass.

The Articles of Impeachment will now proceed to the Senate, where Senators have the power to remove him from office. While Pres. Trump is the third President to be impeached, none have been removed, and history is likely to repeat itself.

Nancy Pelosi noted that she might delay sending the case to the Senate until Republican leaders set what she seems "fair" rules for the trial.

Trump responded to his impeachment at a rally in Michigan, where he blasted the process as partisan and lawless. Trump claimed impeachment would backfire on Democrats in the 2020 election.

The White House commented that "Today marks the culmination in the House of one of the most shameful political episodes in the history of our nation" (USA Today).
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