The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump Wednesday night, Dec. 18, making Trump the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.
The House impeached Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of justice. No Republicans voted in favor of either charge, according to Axios. All but two Democrats voted in favor of at least one of the charges.
The 85-day House impeachment inquiry looked into claims that Trump withheld aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden, a rival for the 2020 presidency.
The only other two presidents in U.S. history to be impeached were Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998. Both were acquitted by the Senate, and it appears likely the case will be the same with Trump.
The American people’s opinions regarding the historic vote were mixed. Protesters filled the streets Wednesday in support of impeaching Trump.
But others were not as thrilled with the outcome.
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Rev. Johnnie Moore, president of the Congress of Christian Leaders, released the following statement:
“On Wednesday evening Dec. 18, 2019, the United States House of Representatives embarked upon the only exclusively partisan impeachment effort in American history, and millions of Americans recognize that the House leadership is not actually impeaching the president of the United States but the policies and people that he represents.
“The Democrats in the House impeached millions of God-fearing, family-loving and patriotic Americans from the Democrat and Republican parties.
“They impeached millions of Americans – Democrat and Republican – who believe in one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all, including the president of the United States.
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SOURCE: Charisma News