This resolution would impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. On the charge of abuse of power, the resolution accuses Trump of conditioning U.S. government aid to Ukraine on its public announcement of investigations into political opponent and former Vice President Joe Biden and an allegation that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On the charge of obstruction of Congress, the resolution accuses Trump of ordering the White House & other executive branch entities to defy subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives pursuant to the impeachment inquiry.
The resolution continues on to say that through all of this, Trump “acted in a manner contrary to his trust as president and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people”. It also says that Trump “will remain a threat to the Constitution if allowed to remain in office” and he “warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”
As a simple resolution calling for the impeachment of a federal official, this legislation wouldn’t advance beyond the House if passed. Rather, the Senate would conduct an impeachment trial to consider the charges and a vote by two-thirds of the Senate (67 senators) would be required to convict and remove the official from office.