Trump Impeached By US House For Abuse Of Power, Obstruction Of Congress

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The House of Representative voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two articles i.e. of abusing his office and powers and obstruction Congress. The President allegedly refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry, withholding documentary evidence and barring his key aides from giving evidence. It passed by 230 votes to 197 to approve the lawmakers voted to impeach him over his conduct of military aid to Ukraine and pressure its government to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, a potential 2020 Democratic opponent. Trump is the third President to face trial. The Republicans supported Donald Trump grieving about the process while the Democrats stood against Trump. The Democrats' defectors were Reps. Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, voted in favour of the abuse of power article and against obstruction of Congress. Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard voted "present" on both charges - effectively an abstention.

The evidence is clear that President Trump took advantage of Ukraine's vulnerability and abused the powers of his office to pressure Ukraine to help his re-election campaign," said Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. "This is the highest of high crimes, and President Trump must be held to account."

"When we say we uphold the Constitution, we are not talking about a piece of parchment," said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. "We're talking about a beautiful architecture in which ambition is set against ambition, in which no branch of government can dominate another."

He added, "That is what it means to uphold the Constitution. If you ignore it, if you say the president may refuse to comply, may refuse lawful process, may coerce an ally, may cheat in an election because he's the president of our party, you do not uphold our Constitution."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “Very sadly, now our founders' vision of a republic is under threat from actions from the White House," Pelosi said. She added, "If we do not act now, we would be derelict in our duty." She said Trump had forced Congress's hand because he had "violated the Constitution."

After the House voted Trump  rallied  in Battle Creek, Michigan with his supporters and told the crowd "This lawless partisan impeachment is a suicide march for the Democratic Party," He added, "After three years of sinister witch hunts, hoaxes, scams, tonight House Democrats are trying to nullify the ballots of tens of millions of patriotic Americans." He told a cheering crowd: "While we're creating jobs and fighting for Michigan, the radical left in Congress is consumed with envy and hatred and rage, you see what's going on."

A trial is set to take place in the Senate in the New Year. After the Trial Senate votes on whether to convict the President or not. If less than two-third of the Senate vote to convict President will remain in office but if two-thirds(67%) of the Senate vote to convict then Trump is removed from the office and Vice President takes over.

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