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House Votes To Impeach President Trump

Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday after months of debate.

The House voted on two separate articles of impeachment. The first vote was on the abuse of power article and the second was obstruction of Congress. On the first article the House voted 230-197, with Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voting “present.” On the second article the House voted 229-198, with Gabbard voting “present” again. No Republicans voted for the impeachment of President Trump.

One of the Democrats, Maine Rep. Jared Golden voted for article one and against article two.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks while flanked by fellow members during a news conference on the USMCA trade agreement, on Capitol Hill December 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The House Judiciary Committee voted Friday morning to move forward with two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. House Democrats released two articles of impeachment Tuesday against Trump.

Despite Pelosi’s early reluctance to push for impeachment, 228 Democrats have voiced support for impeachment or an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi has said she believes Trump is “goading” Democrats to impeach him because he thinks it will help him fire up his base. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: We Asked Every GOP Senator About Impeachment. Seven Ruled It Out.)

Democrats have continued to send congressional subpoenas to those close to Trump for documents related to the ongoing scandal regarding the president’s phone call with the president of Ukraine — specifically whether Trump asked him to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid. The House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight committees are all investigating Trump, his cabinet members and closest allies. (RELATED: House Judiciary Committee Votes To Move Forward With Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump)

The Republican-led Senate will now hold a trial and then vote whether or not to remove Trump.