The House Of Representatives Approves The 'impeachment' Against Donald Trump

The decision must also be ratified by the Senate, although this is considered unlikely because the Republicans control most of the chairs in the Upper House of Congress.

This December 18, the US House of Representatives He has approved two articles of the political trial against Donald Trump. Democrats accuse the Republican president of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The article on abuse of power was supported by 230 members of the Chamber, while 197 showed their rejection. For its part, the article on obstruction to Congress was backed by 229 legislators against 198 votes against.


During the debate, the president of the House, Nancy Pelosi, demanded that Trump be dismissed and assured that Trump violated the Constitution and gave them no other option. "If we do not act now, we will be negligent in our duty. It is tragic that the president's reckless actions make political judgment necessary," he said.

Trump's reaction and the White House

Donald Trump declared this Wednesday that the 'impeachment' against him represents a "suicide political march for the Democratic Party."

"The Democrats, who do nothing, … are declaring their deep hatred and disdain for the American voter. This partisan and illegal 'impeachment' is a suicidal political march for the Democratic Party," said the tenant of the House White. "They have been trying to apply the 'impeachment' against me since day one," the president added.

The White House, meanwhile, called the vote on 'impeachment' as "one of the most shameful political episodes in US history".

"Without receiving a single Republican vote and without providing any evidence of a crime, the Democrats pushed illegitimate 'impeachment' articles against the (US) president in the House of Representatives," he said in a statement.

In that context, Grisham said the White House tenant "is confident that the Senate will restore regular order, justice and due process." "He is prepared for the next steps and is confident that he will be completely exonerated," he said.

Voting in the Senate

The decision must also be ratified by the Senate, although this is considered unlikely because the Republicans control most of the chairs in the Upper House of Congress.

To dismiss Trump, Democrats need to get support not only from the simple majority in the Senate, but from two-thirds of its members (67 people). Currently Republicans have 53 seats out of 100, before 47 Democrats. Therefore, at least 20 representatives of the president's party should vote in favor of the 'impeachment', although for the moment none of them have expressed their intention to do so.


On September 24, Nancy Pelosi announced the start of a political trial investigation that aims to dismiss Trump on suspicion that he would have pressured his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelenski in a telephone conversation to investigate his political rival , Joe Biden, who could end up facing the presidential elections of 2020.

The formal complaint filed weeks after Trump's conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart states that the president of the United States. He used his power to "request interference from a foreign country in the 2020 US elections," pressing another country to investigate one of its main political rivals.

Both leaders denied the accusations, while the Trump Administration reacted by sending Pelosi and other Democratic legislators a letter that qualified the impeachment process initiated as contrary to the Constitution.

Third political trial of history

After the decision of the US representatives, Donald Trump has become the third president of the US country to be subjected to an 'impeachment'.

The first time that measure was applied was in 1868 against Democrat Andrew Johnson, successor of Abraham Lincoln. He was accused by Republicans for firing his secretary of war, Edwin Stanton. However, the Senate acquitted him.

Another president who faced a political trial was Bill Clinton, also of the Democratic Party. In 1999, the only charge against him approved by the House of Representatives, – refusing to confirm his sexual relationship with the White House Fellow Monica Lewinsky, described by congressmen as perjury – was also dismissed by senators.



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