UPDATE (6:45 p.m.)

The House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump on the second article of impeachment, obstruction of Congress, as well. 


 

Original Story:

The House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

Trump has now been impeached on the first article, which contends he abused his power as president. A second vote will be held on the next article of impeachment: obstruction of Congress.

It is only the third time in United States history that the chamber has voted to impeach a president. The first was Andrew Johnson in 1868, and the second was Bill Clinton in 1998, nearly 21 years ago to the day.

Both articles were expected to be approved in a largely party-line vote Wednesday, setting up a trial in the U.S. Senate next month. Only the Senate holds the power to remove a president from office after the House approves an article or articles of impeachment.

Floor debate on the articles wore on all day.

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming's lone voice in the House, has called the process a sham and said impeaching Trump would damage the country.

This developing story will be updated.

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