By Glam & Essence
Donald Trump has been impeached on two charges. The impeachment came about after the House voted 230 to 197 to charge him with ‘abuse of power’ and 229 to 198 with ‘obstructing Congress’ making him only the third president ever to be put on trial.
Donald Trump became the third American president to be impeached.
Nancy Pelosi said Donald Trump gave them no choice but to impeach him.
‘It is tragic that the president’s reckless actions make impeachment necessary. He gave us no choice,’ she said
She threatened not to send impeachment articles to the Senate until Mitch McConnell announced the process under which the Senate would hold its trial.The vote was done while Trump spoke at a campaign rally in Michigan.
Donald Trump became the third president in American history to be impeached on Wednesday on a largely party line vote, setting up a formal trial next year in the Senate.
The impeachment vote capped off a three month investigation into the president’s actions in regard to the Ukraine. The vote came at the end of a day long partisan debate on the House floor with Republicans charging Democrats with wanting to over turn the last presidential election and Democrats arguing the president tried to use a foreign power to help him win re-election.
‘A great day for the constitution of the United States,’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after the votes concluded.
The House held two separate votes – one on each article of impeachment. Pelosi presided over the votes and largely kept her party in line. And she silenced a few Democratic lawmakers who cheered the outcome with a flick of her wrist. The speaker made it clear before the vote she did not want Democrats to be celebrating what she considered a grave constitutional matter.
There were however two Democratic defections for th e first votes, Colin Peterson of Minnesota, who said he would be a no vote, and Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey ,who is reported to be switching to the Republican Party.
For the vote on the second article, those two were joined in the dissenting column by Maine Democrat, Jared Golden, who said he would vote for the first article,but not for the second.