President Trump is impeached and faces trial in US Senate: 3rd in history

President Donald Trump has become the third US president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives, setting up a trial in the Senate that will decide whether he remains in office.

US President Donald Trump has been impeached.

The House voted on two charges – that the president abused his power and that he had obstructed Congress.

Nearly all Democrats voted for the charges and every Republican against.

President Trump’s Republicans control the Senate so it is highly unlikely he will be removed from power.

If Trump is acquitted by the Republican-led chamber, as expected, he still would have to run for reelection carrying the enduring stain of impeachment on his purposely disruptive presidency.

“The president is impeached,” Pelosi declared after the vote. She called it “great day for the Constitution of the United States, a sad one for America that the president’s reckless activities necessitated us having to introduce articles of impeachment.”

Trump, who began Wednesday tweeting his anger at the proceedings, pumped his fist before an evening campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan, boasting of “tremendous support” in the Republican Party.

The White House released a statement saying that the president was “confident that he will be fully exonerated” in a Senate trial.

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Diddy
Diddy
2 years ago

When ‘people’ act dirty & myopic, only care what best serves their interests at the expense of ordinary citizens, let the law cut through as no one is above it. Here in Malawi, we are practicing a sham of politics, jokes.

Am not American, but I am pro the move. We have examples like SA where we have seen impeachment and eventually leaders being sucked out of power: its not that people don’t like them, but they (leaders) have failed to deliver clues that would necessitate having the country’s interests at least met.

So…

John
John
2 years ago

We wait to see Mbwiye also going back to America soon

Muheni
Muheni
2 years ago

It would be shallowness of the highest order to compare the politics of US to the trivia we have here. In actuality if we operate at the level of US none of the current breed of our politicians would stand. NONE. Those guys are at a certain level. That being said, they still are not immune to dirty politics. Actually the level of subtlety there given the complication of their institutions is high. Trump is literally a victim of opposition political witch hunt. The Democrats relentlessly have been searching for a slight mistake over which articles of impeachment would be… Read more »

Arakli Usagi
Arakli Usagi
2 years ago
Reply to  Muheni

You are one of the other stupid not seeing the matter clearly.

Igwe
Igwe
2 years ago

The United States of America adopted rule of law and follow it to the last.None is above the Law. And yet Bwampin despite being in USA and taught there for many years fails to practice shame. When the majority says NO to you is NO nothing else. If 68.8% of voters say we do not want its not the time to use tipex, fake results sheets, un signed results, intimidating others doing everything to remain in power. NO its time to leave and let those with clues come in do the job. Mr Tipex time is up unless you want… Read more »

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
2 years ago

Simply put: Democrats wanted Hillary Clinton to be the President, once she lost they have been negative against Trump throughout his presidency. Jealous can be destructive. I think they are happy now

Graham Zali
Graham Zali
2 years ago
Reply to  Ndadabwa

Is it only me who thinks this is dpp thinking? kkkkkk

Arakli Usagi
Arakli Usagi
2 years ago
Reply to  Ndadabwa

You must be one of the American stupid that not to see the reality. Why he has been impeached answer is hidden in the speech of Mrs Pelosi, read again her public statement what she expreesed after impeachment vote. I am not American and not live live in America. But U have rights to tell some words on Amercan policies. Billy Clinton had been impeached in the past, so it is not democrats policy to select Mrs Clinton as president. Whether democrats or republicsnts govern the State, in fact real boss is Pentagon which is called “deep state”. What ever… Read more »

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