The process of impeachment for President Donald Trump of the United States of America is set to begin in the House of Representatives today.
Trump is set to be impeached for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power related to his dealings with Ukraine, al-Jazeera reports.
The 45th President will be charged by the House Democratic majority with two articles of impeachment, namely abusing his power and obstructing Congress in a scheme to lure Ukraine into interfering in the 2020 election.
If the articles of impeachment are approved, as expected, Trump would become only the third US president to be impeached. No US president has been removed from office via the impeachment process.
In Trump’s tumultuous presidency, the extreme has become routine, and hyper-partisanship has blurred the senses. But when the House votes to impeach Trump, a fateful step expected at some point Wednesday, it may become clear that this is also a somber moment of national political tragedy, CNN reports.
After all, the House Democrats, who won a majority in the midterm elections on a mandate of curtailing Trump, will be making a rare statement that a President elected just three years ago should be forced from office.
Democrats control the House 233 to 197 seats over Republicans, with one independent and four vacancies.
Trump raged into his day of historic shame unrepentant — after saying he takes “zero” responsibility for impeachment — and feeling persecuted.