House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presides over the articles of impeachment against President Trump Wednesday. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
The House voted largely along party lines to impeach President Trump Wednesday night for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after a daylong debate. Here's how the historic drama unfolded for Trump, Republican and Democratic lawmakers, and American voters, in photos.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with more photos.
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