Impeachment: History in the making

National News

December 18, 2019 - 10:45 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House gaveled in for a historic session today to impeach President Donald Trump on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress, votes that will leave a lasting mark on his tenure at the White House.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi requested that Democrats, who have the votes to make Trump just the third U.S. president to be impeached, gather on the floor of the chamber “to exercise one of the most solemn powers granted to us by the Constitution.”

“During this very prayerful moment in our nation’s history, we must honor our oath to support and defend our Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic,” Pelosi told colleagues in a letter on the eve of the vote.

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