Supporters for the impeachment of President Donald Trump gather during a rally Tuesday Dec. 17 2019 in Salt Lake City
19 December, 2019, 00:22
Donald Trump is set to become just the third president in U.S. history to be impeached, with a historic debate due to begin in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. President Donald Trump was charged with two articles of impeachment-abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced a resolution accusing Democratic Representatives Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler, respectively the chairmen of the Intelligence and Judiciary committees that led the impeachment hearings, of "wilfully and intentionally" violating House rules and exceeding their powers.
House Democrats accuse Trump of abusing his power by asking Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, a former US vice president and a leading Democratic contender in the 2020 election.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosiopened the formal debate over the articles. "Just because the president's opponents are afraid that he'll win re-election is no excuse for weaponizing impeachment", he said. Still, several Democrats who represent districts that backed Trump in 2016 have said in recent days they will vote to impeach him.
On Tuesday, Trump sent Pelosi an angry six-page letter, in which he told the House speaker that "history will judge you harshly", while accusing her of "declaring open war on American Democracy".
Fearful of the political blowback, Democrats were long resistant to an impeachment inquiry even after Special Counsel Robert Mueller outlined potential episodes of Trump obstructing justice in his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The House is now made up of 233 Democrats, 197 Republicans, 1 Independent and has four vacancies.
McCarthy's motion failed, and debate began shortly thereafter. Five of them are USA senators who will act as jurors in the impeachment trial. Trump said in an early morning tweet. "Impeachment is a political decision". Two Democrats voted against. "If we do not act now, we would be derelict in our duty", the longtime Democratic lawmaker said, calling the U.S. Congress the "custodians of the Constitution".
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The trade agreement, known as the USMCA , was negotiated to replace the old North America Free Trade Agreement. Pelosi did say Democrats are hoping to get moving before the end of the congressional session on December 20.
Protesters had returned despite a fierce crackdown by security forces the night before when clashes also injured dozens. They demand a new government of independent experts that will swiftly implement key economic reforms.
Trump tweeted in a markedly optimistic tone, although it was unclear if he would officially confirm the agreement on Thursday. But Republicans praised President Trump for persistence in holding Beijing accountable on trade.
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