For only the third time in American history, a president of the United States has been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives.
The partisan vote, with no Republicans voting to impeach President Trump, now sets up a trial in the U.S. Senate that will determine if he can remain in office. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the case on Wednesday, calling the president’s actions reckless. But Republicans in Congress have denounced the Democrats impeachment action saying there was no merit to the two charges —abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
To discuss all of this
- Leonard Steinhorn is a political analyst and professor of Communication and History at American University.
- Nate Lerner heads “Build the Wave,” a progressive grassroots political organization.
- Frank Buckley is Foundation Professor at George Mason University’s Scalia School of Law.
- Mary C. Curtis is a columnist for Roll Call and an NPR contributor.
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) December 19, 2019
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Senate must provide more details about the expected Trump impeachment trial before she sends the House charges over. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats are "too afraid" to send them. https://t.co/C1OtlJr4aS
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 19, 2019
What is the evidence?
-A transcript of a call seems to show Trump urging Ukraine’s president to investigate against Joe and Hunter Biden
-The call came shortly after Mr Trump had blocked the release of millions of dollars in US military aid to Ukraine https://t.co/iMp11Cj4Qi
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 19, 2019