Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives in the USA. The House took the step of impeaching the President. It is the third time in that a US president has been impeached. President Trump has been charged with of power and obstruction of Congress. These represent the impeachable of "high crimes and ," which could lead to his from power. This is unlikely, however, as the Republican-controlled US Congress has to vote in favor of that by a of two-thirds. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: "If we do not act now, we would be in our duty. It is tragic that the President's actions make impeachment necessary."
The impeachment is the of a lengthy and acrimonious three-month into allegations that President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political for personal gain. Mr Trump has continually called the probe the greatest -hunt in history. Republicans also reacted to the impeachment. Republican Barry Loudermilk compared the to the fate of Jesus Christ at his death. He said: "Pontius Pilate afforded more to Jesus than Democrats have afforded this president in this process." Mr Trump said: "The Democrats are surrendering their majority, their . They look like a bunch of ." He tweeted: "They are not after ; they are after you."