Trump set to be impeached
A majority of House lawmakers have already indicated their support for both articles of impeachment
Donald Trump is set to become the third president in the history of the United States to be impeached by the House of Representatives.
On December 10, House Democratic leaders introduced two impeachment articles against Trump. One is for abusing power and the other for obstruction of Congress.
A majority of House lawmakers have already indicated their support for both articles of impeachment.
According to a report published by The Washington Post, 217 members of the House stand with both articles of impeachment, while 1 stands for one article and 15 lawmakers haven't publicly stated their position on the articles of impeachment.
Meanwhile, 198 oppose both articles of impeachment.
Trump will be impeached if the House passes one or both articles by a simple majority, which means House Democrats need only 216 votes given the current makeup of the House.
Later, a two-thirds majority of senators present will have to vote to convict and remove the president from office.
The voting at the House of Representatives will start at 8:00pm Bangladesh time.
Only two presidents - Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton have been formally impeached by Congress, and no president has ever been removed from office through impeachment in the history of the United States.
Johnson was impeached in 1868 while Clinton in 1998. But neither of them was found guilty during the Senate impeachment trial.