Donald Trump has reacted to the news of his impeachment by the House of Representatives.
On Wednesday night, the United States House of Representatives voted largely to impeach President Donald Trump for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power related to his dealings with Ukraine.
Two articles of impeachment were actually passed over his behaviour in the Ukraine scandal, one for abuse of power and the other for obstruction of Congress.
The issue will now be pass to the Senate, where a trial will be carried out to determine whether to convict and remove Mr. Trump from the office next month.
Reacting to his impeachment on Twitter, Donald Trump shared a poster of himself with the inscription : ‘IN REALITY, THEY’RE NOT AFTER ME THEY’RE AFTER YOU, I’M JUST IN THE WAY.’
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2019
Trump, who has denied any wrongdoing, took the stage at a Michigan rally earlier as the House began voting on impeachment and said : ‘They’ve been trying to impeach me from day one.”
“After three years of sinister witch hunts, hoaxes, scams, tonight, House Democrats are trying to nullify the ballots of tens of millions of patriotic Americans.”
Donald Trump is now the third president in US history to be impeached after Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.