On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump became the second U.S. president in history to be impeached.
Democrats were supported by ten Republicans who voted to impeach the president:
Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington
Rep. John Katko of New York
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington
Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan
Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming
Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina
Rep. David Valadao of California
The final vote in the House of Representatives was 232 to 197. It is now up to the Senate to
hold a trial, however, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate is not set to resume until 19 January, which is one day before the inauguration of Joe Biden.
However, it may be well if the trial proceed after Mr Trump has left the White House, at which
time the Senate will be controlled by the Democrats.
Senator McConnell has issued a note to colleagues saying he has not determined how he will vote as he
wants to hear the legal arguments before making a decision.
The White House said Mr. Trump would make a statement on the proceedings later in the night. Normally his pronouncements
would come via Twitter, however as his account is now permanently disabled, he will need to make a presidential announcement
through the White House.