Impeachment by the Numbers | Ella T. Lifset

Impeachment by the Numbers

By Ella T. Lifset

On December 19th, a historic vote took place in the House chambers. Presidential impeachment has only passed the House two times prior: once with Andrew Johnson in 1868 and once with Bill Clinton in 1998. Now, at the end of the decade, President Donald Trump also joins the ranks of those indicted with “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Here is the impeachment by the numbers:

 

Article I (Abuse of Power)

 

Democrats who voted for Article I: 229

Democrats who voted against Article I: 2

Republicans who voted for Article I: 0

Republicans who voted against Article I: 195

Total for Article I: 230*

Total against Article I: 297

*Independent Congressman Justin Amash voted for Article I

**Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard voted “present,” abstaining from the vote**

 

Article II (Obstruction of Congress)

 

Democrats who voted for Article II: 228

Democrats who voted against Article II: 3

Republicans who voted for Article II: 0

Republicans who voted against Article II: 195

Total for Article II: 229*

Total against Article II: 198

*Independent Congressman Justin Amash voted for Article I

**Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard voted “present,” abstaining from the vote**