The three other US Presidents other than Donald Trump who were impeached
Washington, Dec 19: US President Donald Trump has been impeached. The House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment against Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
A majority of the US House of Representatives voted to support the impeachment of US President Donald Trump.
The House passed the first article of impeachment and a majority backed the second. The Senate now will weigh in on Trump's removal.
The representatives voted to support the second article of impeachment against President Trump. The second impeachment charge deals with the obstruction of Congress.
Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker also announced the results of the first article of impeachment-abuse of power. 230 Democrats votes, Yeas, 197, Nays. Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard voted present.
Trump now becomes the third president to face a Senate trial.
The other Presidents to be impeached:
Andrew Jackson: He was the first sitting President to be impeached. The proceedings began when he had removed his Secretary of War Edward Stanton from office in 1867, which breached the Tenure of the Office Act.
On February 24, 1868, the House of Representatives impeached Johnson by a vote of 126-47.
Richard Nixon: On May 9, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee began impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon in connection with the infamous Watergate scandal. The House of Representatives authorised proceedings with a vote of 410-4.
In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee found Nixon had obstructed justice and misused power. However before the House could vote to impeach him, he resigned on August 8, 1974.
Bill Clinton: Clinton was facing proceedings in the WhiteWater scandal and for charges of sexual harassment. He had claimed he had immunity but it was rejected by the Supreme Court.
On October 8, 1998, the House approved three articles of impeachment, that he had lied to a grand jury, committed perjury and obstructed justice. The House impeached him for two articles-perjury and obstruction of justice. Despite being impeached, he refused to step down. On February 12, 1999, Clinton was tried by the Senate and acquitted.