President Trump made for rigsret for abuse of office

A majority has voted to ask Trump for a rigsret of abuse of power and the thwarting of Congress. A majority in the U.S. House of Representatives on the night

President Trump made for rigsret for abuse of office

A majority has voted to ask Trump for a rigsret of abuse of power and the thwarting of Congress.

A majority in the U.S. House of Representatives on the night of Thursday local time voted to ask president Donald Trump for a rigsret.

Only twice before in U.S. history has a president been asked for a rigsret: Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999.

On the first anklagepunkt regarding the abuse of power and voted in the House of Representatives, where the Democrats have majority, for a rigsret with the vote of 230 for and 197 against.

the Accusation goes that Donald Trump used his office to press the government of Ukraine.

the UNITED states would withhold military aid, if not president Volodimir Zelenskij announced that Ukraine would study the Trumps political opponent Joe Biden and his son for corruption.

Also on the second anklagepunkt on the thwarting of the Congressional work is Donald Trump made for a rigsret.

It is clear after the night's second vote shortly before three o'clock Danish time.

Here voting 229 for and 198 against.

This accusation goes that Trump has hindered the Congress to let justice be done.

Democrats believe that Trump has hindered Congressional rigsretsundersøgelse by refusing to provide documents and refuse top officials to testify in the case.

As expected, voted with nearly all democrats in the House of Representatives of the two counts. However, voted Tulsi Gabbard, who is in the race to become the Democratic presidential nominee, flatly in both polls.

All of the republicans voted against it.

Rigsretssagen is now being sent on to the Senate, which shall decide the matter.

Trump can be allocated, it requires a two-thirds majority - that is, that at least 67 of the Senate's 100 members.

Since the republicans are sitting on a good half of the seats in the Senate, it will mean that a number of republicans to turn Donald Trump's back, and it will hardly happen.

the Debate in the House of Representatives was opened on Wednesday morning, local time, and the first vote was conducted shortly before o'clock 20.30.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 19 December 2019, 13:00

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