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Impeachment Q&A: House says ‘yes’, but Senate holds power now

Now that President Donald Trump has been impacted by the U.S. House of Representatives, a lot of questions have popped up.

He was impeached on two articles of impeachment: abuse of power by a 230-197 margin, and obstruction of Congress by a 229-198 margin.

This doesn’t mean President Trump has been removed from office, nor does it mean there is any significant chance that happens.

In short, the Republican controlled Senate hold the power.

The Constitution gives the Senate “the sole power to try all impeachments.” Senate rules are clear that whenever the House votes to impeach, the Senate must hold a trial.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky had said the Senate would hold a trial if the House impeaches Trump.

Find out what will happen next through this FAQ at Spectrum News