On December 19, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment. The vote came after an inquiry that began in September, when a whistleblower complaint surfaced regarding a phone call between Trump and Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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The House held six hours of debate on the two articles of impeachment, as representatives took turns making the case for and against impeachment.
Prior to the vote, Trump wrote a nearly six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, protesting the impeachment. He added on Twitter, "Can you believe that I will be impeached today by the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, AND I DID NOTHING WRONG! A terrible Thing. Read the Transcripts. This should never happen to another President again. Say a PRAYER!"
A president who has been impeached by the House can still serve as president — the Senate has to hold a trial to decide whether or not to remove them from office. In the past, the other two presidents impeached by the House — Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton — were acquitted by the Senate.