- Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful woman in US politics
- Pelosi is the speaker of the US House of Representatives
- The speaker was instrumental in the impeachment of President Donald Trump
The fact that President Donald Trump has become the third impeached president of the Unites States of America is no longer news. But one obvious aspect many people failed to attach importance to is the person behind the president's impeachment.
Her name is Nancy Pelosi and she is the most powerful woman in the politics of the US.
On September 24, Pelosi announced the commencement of impeachment hearings into Donald Trump.
Pelosi is the 52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives.
She made history in 2007 when she was elected the first woman to serve as speaker of the House. She had previously served as House Democratic Whip
Pelosi who is now in her third term as Speaker also made history in January 2019 when she regained her position second-in-line to the presidency.
She is the first person to do so in more than 60 years.
The speaker is also in her 17th term as a congresswoman and she represents California's 12th congressional district.
The members of the US House of Representatives voted 230 in favour of removing Trump against 197 for him not to be impeached on the first article of impeachment - abuse of power.
On the second article, which is obstruction of congress, the federal lawmakers voted 229 to 198 for Trump to be impeached.
The president was accused of using his public office to coerce a foreign government into attacking his political rival.
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