The day many thought would never arrive is here. For only the third time in history, Donald Trump has been officially impeached in a month’s long process. Today, following an extensive inquiry into the misadventures and dealings of the 45th president of the United States, two articles relating to abuse of power and obstruction of congress were passed in the House of Representatives, a majority vote of 230-197 and 229-198 respectively. Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the two decisions as a “sad day” for the country. “The president’s reckless activities necessitated us having to introduce articles of impeachment,” she said over a global live stream.
As history was occurring, Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan. Addressing the passionate crowd Trump shouted, “The do-nothing Democrats are declaring their deep hatred and disdain for the American people,” he told the crowd. “This lawless partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the Democrat party.”
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) December 19, 2019
Now, the current charges against Trump will be brought in front of Senate which will form the basis of a trial. The Senate will vote for a conviction, however 67 percent or two-thirds of the senate must vote against Trump for him to be removed from office in which case, the Vice President will take over. This result has never been reached in US history and with a Republican-strong Senate, there is doubt as to whether the President will be banished from office.
“The question is whether the majority leader will allow a fair trial,” Democrat and congressman Adam Schiff said whilst addressing the media. “We have done our duty in the House, we have upheld the constitution. The question now is will the senate uphold its duty? The president not only abused his office but threatens to abuse it again,” Schiff added.
Stay tuned for further developments. In the meantime, tune into the catchy anthem below. Ah, got to love Twitter.
— B R I 🌚 (@averagebri_) December 19, 2019