The committee of the Democratic-majority House of Representatives approved two charges against US President Donald Trump. This has almost cleared the way for impeachment against him. The House Judiciary Committee on Friday approved the motion for impeachment from 23-17. Trump is accused of pressurizing Ukraine into an investigation against his rival Joe Biden and preventing Democrats from investigating it. If he votes in favor of impeachment motion against House Trump next week, he will be the third president of the US to face this action.
However, Trump is unlikely to be removed from the presidency, as his party is in the Republican majority in the Senate. During the hearing of the case, Democrats accused Trump of endangering the U.S. Constitution and security, calling on Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zalensky, in July to pressure the investigation against Biden.
Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said, “Today is a dark day for America because, for the third time in 150 years of history, the committee has voted in favor of impeachment motion against a president.” If impeachment goes through, he will have to undergo a trial in the Senate early next year, just before the presidential election.