The Judicial Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States approved on Friday two charges against President Donald Trump, which opens the way for the full vote if it advances with the political trial against the president.
The legislators of the committee voted attached to the party lines, with 23 voices in favor and 17 against, to continue with the accusation against Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Now it is up to the full pronounce, where the Democrats have a majority. The accusation needs a simple majority to be approved, but in the Senate, controlled by Republicans, the impeachment process needs a two-thirds majority to be approved.RELATED
“How can you be accused when you have done nothing wrong, you have created the best economy in the history of our country, rebuilt our Armed Forces, cut taxes and regulations, protected the second amendment, created jobs, jobs, jobs and much plus?. It's crazy! ”Trump wrote on his Twitter account in reaction to the announcement.
How do you get Impeached when you have done NOTHING wrong (a perfect call), have created the best economy in the history of our Country, rebuilt our Military, fixed the V.A. (Choice!), Cut Taxes & Regs, protected your 2nd A, created Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and soooo much more? Crazy!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2019
The US president is accused of abusing his presidential power by asking Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, one of his political rivals in the face of the 2020 elections, while using military aid to influence the European country as an influence to face the threat of the pro-Russian separatists in the east.
He is also accused of obstructing Congress by blocking the Chamber's efforts to investigate its actions.
Before Trump, two American presidents faced a political trial: Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998. Republican Richard Nixon resigned before the vote.