House impeaches Trump on abuse of power, obstruction charges

The House voted to impeach President Trump on Wednesday after hours of bitter debate.

All but two Democrats backed the article of impeachment accusing Trump of abusing his power by trying to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democrats to help him win re-election.

All but three Democrats backed the other article, accusing Trump of obstructing Congress. Every Republican voted against both articles. The votes made Trump the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.

The Senate could hold a historic trial in January, although House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested she could delay the process until Republicans guarantee a “fair” process.

The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to acquit Trump, who has called the impeachment process an “attempted coup” and repeatedly insisted he “did nothing wrong.”

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