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The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday, an historic and expected rebuke related to his conduct toward Ukraine.

The House approved one article, for abuse of power, in a vote of 230-197, with one Democrat, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) voting “present.” The House also approved a second article of impeachment, for obstruction of Congress, in a vote of 229-198, with Gabbard also voting present.

Trump next faces a trial in the Senate, where he will be removed from office if 2/3 vote to convict. That seems unlikely, as it would take 20 Republicans joining with all Democrats and independents.

Only two other presidents have been impeached in U.S. history: Andrew Johnson in 1868, and Bill Clinton in 1998. Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 before the full House could vote on articles of impeachment.

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