December 19, 2019 / 2:01 AM / in 2 months

U.S. House votes to impeach Trump for obstruction of Congress

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) shakes hands with House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) as she presides over the House of Representatives vote on a second article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump, acusing the president of abusing his power and obstructing Congress, inside the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the second of two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, voting that Trump obstructed Congress by refusing to cooperate with a Democratic-led impeachment investigation.

The 229 to 198 vote fell almost entirely along party lines. All of Trump’s fellow Republicans opposed it, and all but three Democrats supported it.

The House has already voted on the first article of impeachment, which charges Trump with abusing his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival, Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden.

Reporting by Andy Sullivan; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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