The U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald J. Trump last night. The 45th President of the United States became the third ever to be impeached last night, on abuse of power, and obstruction of justice.
What's next? The impeachment process goes to the Senate, where the President goes on trial.
After last night's historic late-night impeachment vote along party lines, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she won't hand proceedings over to the Senate until Senate leader Mitch McConnell (R-Moscow) defines the rules of a Senate impeachment trial.
The holidays are upon us, however.
No Senate votes until January 6, 2020.
No House votes until January 7.
Lawmakers are all heading home for the holidays.
Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate is in limbo.
And with it, America's fate.
"First Lady Melania Trump looks at the ornaments on the Christmas tree in the Blue Room of the White House Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, during a review of the Christmas decorations. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks, PUBLIC DOMAIN)"