President Trump impeached by U.S. House of Representatives Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 28, 2021

President Donald John Trump has been impeached by the United States House of Representatives, becoming only the third President to be impeached in more than 200 years.

Nearly all Democrats voted to impeach Trump with virtually all Republicans voting against impeachment.

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The House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment against Trump, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The lawmakers said Mr. Trump abused his power when he pressured the Ukrainian President in a July phone call to investigate a political adversary former Vice President Joe Biden and then obstructed Congress when it tried to investigate.

The case now moves to the Senate where Republicans hold a majority and where Trump is expected to survive.

But, nothing is sure, as Republicans may also decide to replace Trump with Vice President Mike Pence when the trial is concluded in January 2020.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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