US media report that in a vote on a resolution that authorizes the official start of impeachment proceedings for President Donald Trump, 232 congressmen overcame the resistance of 196 opponents, and the resolution was adopted.
In this case, the overwhelming superiority of Democrats in the House of Representatives affected: the Republicans were not saved by their unanimous opinion and the two Democratic congressmen who joined them.
The resolution passed obliges a number of committees, including intelligence and foreign affairs, to continue the investigation to the extent that the actions of the American president against Ukraine contradicted the law.
Based on the results of the investigation, the House of Representatives will decide whether there are sufficient grounds to impeach Donald Trump.
The resolution adopted by a majority vote of the congressmen will make it possible to switch to the format of public hearings in the framework of the process of impeachment, to which the Republicans have repeatedly called.
Actually, the beginning of the impeachment procedure against the US president does not mean at all that the Democrats will succeed in removing Trump from power.
However, its beginning demonstrates to the whole world, and especially to the partners and allies of the United States, the strengthening of the split that began with the election of Trump in the ruling circles of the United States, which for three years has not been overcome.