By Spy Uganda
Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, was on Wednesday evening impeached, making him become the third US president to be impeached.
After a full day of debate, the House approved two articles of impeachment charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Congress voted 230-197 to approve the first article and 229-198 for the second.
Members voted overwhelmingly along party lines, with three Democrats opposing one or both articles, and one, 2020 candidate Tusli Gabbard, voting “present”.
While announcing the result, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who cast the impeachment as a sad, solemn occasion, shut down applause from Democrats.
Afterward, Pelosi evaded questions about when she will hand the articles of impeachment over to the Senate, after indicating that she wants to first make sure that the Senate will hold a “fair” trial.
Leader Mitch McConnell said he will address the impeachment on the Senate floor today, Thursday.
As members of the House voted to impeach him, Donald Trump carried on speaking at a campaign rally in Michigan. The moment offered a surreal split screen.
However, as the impeachment was being debated, an appeals court delivered a long-awaited ruling on the Affordable Care Ac
t. The court said that the “individual mandate” provision of Obamacare was unconstitutional while punting a broader decision on whether the entire law was valid.