President Donald Trump has made history as the third American president to be impeached in 151 years.
America’s 45th president was impeached by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, based on two charges preferred against him.
The Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee had approved two charges against Trump last week.
The first charge borders on abuse of power. The president was accused of trying to pressure Ukraine to smear his political rival, Democratic presidential contender, Joe Biden.
The second charge says the president is obstructing Congress, by failing to co-operate with the House’s impeachment investigation.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, speaking right after the House impeached President Trump, said today is “a great day for the Constitution” but “a sad day for America.
I could not be prouder or more inspired by the moral courage of the House Democrats.” As President Trump officially became the third US president to be impeached, he was on stage at a “Merry Christmas” rally in Michigan laying into Democrats and claiming they’ve “branded themselves with an eternal mark of shame.” “With today’s illegal unconstitutional and partisan impeachment, the do-nothing Democrats are declaring their deep hatred and disdain for the American voter,” Trump said in Michigan after being on stage for about an hour.