President Donald Trump was just overwhelmingly impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

President Donald Trump was just overwhelmingly impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress
President Donald J. Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a one on one meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Winfield House in London. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

On his 1063rd day in office and in an overwhelming vote President Donald Trump has just been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for high crimes and misdemeanors in two Articles of Impeachment detailing his abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The vote was almost entirely along party lines, with just two Democrats siding with Republicans on the first Article and three Democrats siding with Republicans on the second.  No Republicans voted for either of the two Articles.

President Donald Trump is now just the third president ever to be impeached and the first-ever first-term president to ever be impeached.

The vote for Abuse of Power was 230-197.

The vote for Obstruction of Congress currently stands at 229-198. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) voted “present” on both Articles.

It is the culmination of weeks on an official impeachment inquiry and a solid 11-hour day during which the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, sat through in the well of the House for almost the entire time.

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