The Heat: US President Trump Impeached

The Heat

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. 

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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.

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