US House of Representatives vote to continue Trump impeachment process 2 years ago

US House of Representatives vote to continue Trump impeachment process

The vote has passed to continue the Trump impeachment process, despite every House Republican opposing the measure.

The United States House of Representatives have voted to formally proceed with the impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump.


The House voted on Thursday, with the motion passing by a vote of 232-196.

Two Democrats (Colin Peterson of Minnesota and Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey) voted in support of Trump, while every House Republican did the same.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has since addressed the voting decision, saying: "These open hearings seeking the truth and making it available to the American people, will inform congress on the very difficult decisions we will have to make in the future as to whether to impeach the President.

"That decision has not been made. That's what the inquiry will investigate, and then we can make the decision based on the truth.

"I don't know why the Republicans are afraid of the truth."

In what is proving to be an extremely divisive day in American politics, Trump's Press Secretary has now issued a statement claiming that the Democrats have an "unhinged obsession with this illegitimate impeachment proceeding".

The impeachment process is in relation to Trump allegedly trying to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden.


Trump strongly denies claims of any wrongdoings, regularly referring to it as a "witch hunt".