In historic moment, US House impeaches Donald Trump for abuse of power

Published on 19 Dec 2019 12:32:59 PM

Donald Trump became the third US president to be impeached on Wednesday (Dec 18), as the House of Representatives formally charged him with abuse of power in a historic step that will inflame partisan tensions across a deeply divided America.

The Democratic-led House passed the abuse of power article of impeachment on a largely party-line 230-197 vote. The House then proceeded with a vote on a second article of impeachment charging him with obstruction of Congress.