The U.S. House of Representatives passed on Wednesday, by the vote of 232 to 197, an impeachment article against President Donald Trump on the charge of "incitement of insurrection" over the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week.
Ten House Republicans broke ranks to vote for impeachment.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the enforcement of the article, adding that she signs it sadly and with a heart broken over with what it means for the U.S.
"Today, in a bipartisan way, the House demonstrated that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States, that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our country."
Trump, who became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice by the House, released a video on Twitter on the same day, condemning the earlier violence at the Capitol.
There was no mention of the impeachment.
"I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week, violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement."
The impeachment article now goes to the Senate, which requires a two-thirds majority to convict the president.
At least 17 Republicans in the 100-member chamber need to join the Democrats in order for Trump to be convicted.
The Senate's Republican majority leader, Mitch McConnell says the chamber is set to open a regular session next Tuesday, which is just one day before Joe Biden's inauguration.
This means the trial would proceed after Trump leaves office.
If he is convicted after leaving the White House, there would be a vote on banning him from running for office again.
Yoon Jung-min, Arirang News.