WATCH LIVE: House impeachment vote

The U.S. House pressed toward its historic votes to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, arguing about the charges he faces and the legitimacy of the probe that brought Congress and the nation to this point that will leave a lasting mark on his tenure at the White House.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the Democratic votes needed to make Trump just the third U.S. president to be impeached, exercising what she called “one of the most solemn powers granted to us by the Constitution.”

“This is a democracy defining moment,”said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., the chairman of the Rules Committee, as the proceedings began. “This is about protecting our democracy.”

Trump tweeted his outrage: “Can you believe that I will be impeached today by the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, AND I DID NOTHING WRONG! A terrible thing.”

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The House will vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

If the votes pass, that will make Trump the third president in history to be impeached.

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