21 photos show how the historic day that Trump was impeached unfolded
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- On December 18, the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump, after 10 hours of debate and months of investigation.
- The House passed two articles of impeachment against Trump - an abuse of power article 230-197, and an obstruction of Congress article 229-198.
- Trump wasn't there, but he tweeted about it all day, and spoke about it at a campaign rally in Michigan that night.
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It will be a day President Donald Trump will never forget.
On Wednesday, December 18, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump, making him the third president to ever be impeached.
After the debate, the House voted to pass two articles of impeachment against Trump. An abuse of power article was passed 230-197, while an obstruction of Congress article passed 229-198. Both were passed largely on party lines.
Trump wasn't there to see it, but he knew what was going on. All day he was tweeting about the proceedings, and he excortiated the proceedings at an evening campaign rally in Michigan.
Here's how the historic day unfolded, in photos.