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U.S. House delivers Trump impeachment articles to Senate Updated: 2020-01-16 16:41:59 KST

President Donald Trump will be only the third president in U.S. history to face an impeachment trial in the Senate, as House managers delivered the articles to the Senate on Wednesday.

"A few minutes ago, the Senate was notified that the House of Representatives is finally ready to proceed with their articles of impeachment. I'm confident this body can rise above short-termism and factional fever and serve the long term best interest of our nation."

Earlier, McConnell had criticized Democrats, claiming the impeachment came about due to partisanship.
In the vote on Wednesday, the House confirmed by 2-hundred-28 to 1-hundred-93 to send the impeachment articles to the Senate, with most members voting along party lines.
President Trump will face his Senate trial as early as next week on charges of 'abuse of power' and 'obstruction of Congress' over the Ukraine scandal.
It's been nearly a month since the House approved the articles.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been holding off sending them to the Republican-controlled Senate, arguing the trial there would be "unfair".
During the House voting, it was also decided that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler will be among the seven-member prosecution.

To convict President Trump will require a majority of two thirds of the 100-seat Senate.
Trump's Republicans have a majority of 53, while there are 47 Democrats and 2 independents, meaning Trump is almost certain to be acquitted.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will preside over the trial.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters last week that he wants Donald Trump's impeachment trial to be similar to the one that led to the acquittal of Bill Clinton in 1998.
If the Senate falls short of convicting, a president is considered impeached but is not removed from the office as was the case for both Clinton in 1998 and Andrew Johnson in 1868.
In 1974, Richard Nixon faced an inquiry but quit before he could be impeached.
Eum Ji-young Arirang News.
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