Wednesday's Trump impeachment vote is on; Trump says it's a sham

Published on 18 Dec 2019 12:14:24 PM

A US congressional panel on Tuesday cleared the way for a historic vote on impeachment of US President Donald Trump in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.

The House Rules Committee by a party-line vote of nine to four approved legislation that provides for six hours of debate, with final votes to follow on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The impeachment vote will take place on Wednesday when Trump is set to be the third American presidents to be impeached.