***It requires two-thirds of the Senate
The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of congress Thursday.
Trump is the third president to be impeached following Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon.
Ray White on #702Breakfast chats to the Guardian Washington Bureau chief David Smith to give more insight on the impeachment.
Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives and he is only the third president to be impeached in history. This is the ultimate sanction that the house can impose for abusing his office and for obstruction of congress.
The impeachment is all related to Trump pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to do him political favour by investigating his rival Joe Bidden and Trump suspending military aid until Ukrain does so, Smith explains.
It’s important to note that Trump is not automatically removed from office, this now goes to the US Senate for a trial. It will require two-thirds of the Senate to remove him from office and that is extremely unlikely because his own Republican Party controls the Senate.
— David Smith, Chief – The Guardian Washington Bureau