Impeachment Outcome

President Donald J. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 18, 2019, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, although he claims he did nothing wrong. According to The New York Times, this makes him the third president to be charged with committing crimes and misdemeanors and face removal by the senate.

Fast forward to February 5, 2020. The Senate acquitted Trump of impeachment charges by a vote of 48 to 52 for abuse of power and 47 to 53 for obstruction of Congress. According to the Associated Press, a majority of senators expressed unease with Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine that resulted in the two articles of impeachment. Two-Thirds of the Senate would have to vote the president “guilty” to reach the Constitution’s bar of crimes and misdemeanors to convict and remove Trump from office. President Trump remains in office and will continue to run in the 2020 presidential election.

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