Pres. Trump Impeached Over Alleged Abuse of Power, Obstruction of Congress


The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for allegedly abusing the power of the presidency and obstruction of Congress, during a historic vote on Wednesday night.

Trump is the first Republican and the third President in the history of the United States to be charged with high crimes and misdemeanors.

The House voted 230 to 197 to impeach the President on article 1, abuse of power and 229 to 198 on article two, obstruction of Congress.

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Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who left the Republican Party and became Independent, supported impeaching Trump.

In his remarks at the House floor, Amash said, “I rise today in support of these articles of impeachment. I come to this floor not as a Democrat, not as a Republican but as an American, who cares deeply about the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of the people.”

He cited Federalist No. 65 by Alexander Hamilton, who explained that high crimes and misdemeanors are “offenses, which proceed to the misconduct of public man or in other words from the abuse or violation of some public trust. They are the nature, which may with peculiar propriety be denominated political as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to society itself.”