In a hurried and bombastic session of the House of Representatives, a vote to impeach President Donald J. Trump has been passed. The vote marks the first time in American history that a president has been impeached twice. 

Representatives from both sides of the aisle issued their arguments in a debate that ranged from sharp admonishment and specious grandstanding to partisan defensiveness and political line-walking and lasted more than three hours. A lot of focus was given to Wednesday’s breach of the Capitol, while little attention was paid to due process and the wishes of constituents. 

A total of 232 members of the House, including 10 Republicans, voted to impeach President Trump; 197 voted against. This is the second time in 13 months that President Trump has been impeached. There have been 21 successful impeachments in U.S. history.  

Read the full articles of impeachment here.