Trump Impeached as national security threat
- Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives – a humiliating rebuke handed down to only three American presidents in history.
- Amid dramatic scenes on Capitol Hill, Democrats reached the 216 simple majority – four seats of the lower chamber of congress are currently vacant – required to impeach him of abusing his position as president. It then passed a second impeachment article, namely of having obstructed congress.
- While it is likely Republicans in the senate will vote against the measure, allowing Mr Trump to remain in office, the move nevertheless marked a rare and grave milestone in the nation’s frequently high-stakes political history.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said – “It is a matter of fact that the president is an ongoing threat to our national security and the integrity of our elections, which is the basis of our democracy.”