First it was Johnson, then it was Clinton, and now President Trump is the third president in US history to be impeached.
Donald Trump is now the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the House.
Democrats on Wednesday night voted for two articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — after eight hours of debate on the House floor, where hundreds of lawmakers traded barbs for and against impeachment.
The historic votes capped a three-month inquiry by House Democrats into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. But the impeachment process is far from over: The proceedings now move to a trial in the Senate, which holds the final authority on whether to convict Trump and remove him from office, or to acquit him.
Republicans hold a 53-47 edge in the chamber. Conviction and removal requires 67 votes. No Senate Republicans have signaled that they would vote to convict Trump. (source)
It is yet to be seen what the actual implications of this will be. However, it is likely they will be nothing other than to rally Trump’s base “against the Democrats” and to drive support for him as he will now portray himself even stronger as “the victim” of “the liberals”.
Given that there is no serious challenger for Trump in the 2020 election still, this “impeachment” debacle only is likely to further solidify his chances of a victory.
We are looking forward to providing further analysis based on where this “impeachment” goes and what happens in the political sphere.