— CSPAN (@cspan) December 19, 2019
Only the 3rd president out of 45 to be impeached.
Courtesy of WaPo:
The House voted to impeach President Trump for his conduct toward Ukraine and his refusal to cooperate with the inquiry after nearly 12 hours of debate Wednesday night, making him only the third president in U.S. history to receive that sanction.
Democrats had more than enough votes to approve the two articles of impeachment against Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, even with two Democratic defections on the first, three on the second and presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) voting “present” on both.
Wednesday’s action will lead to a trial in the Republican-led Senate, where a two-thirds vote would be required to remove the president from office.
At the heart of the Democrats’ case is the allegation that Trump tried to leverage a White House meeting and military aid, sought by Ukraine to combat Russian military aggression, to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, as well as a probe of an unfounded theory that Kyiv conspired with Democrats to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
Well we knew it would happen, and now it has.
Here is trump bragging about obstructing justice right before he bitches about being impeached.
TRUMP whines about impeachment: “But it’s my life. Very unfair to my family. I have to say this. Very unfair to my family. What they put my family through is a disgrace. Me – it’s my life, it’s fine. But what they’ve put my family through is a disgrace & they ought to be ashamed” pic.twitter.com/xHXJoI8ONQ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 19, 2019
There were three Democrats who voted against impeachment today, but I don’t yet know who they all are yet.
What I do know is that Tulsi Gabbard showed up just to vote “present.”
Why even bother?