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What Happens Now That Donald Trump Has Been Impeached?

It's not over yet.

There we have it, folks. Donald Trump is officially the third president of the United States to ever be impeached. The first was Andrew Johnson in 1868, then Bill Clinton in 1998, and now Donald J. Trump. So what happens now?

To backtrack just for a moment, the reason this impeachment vote went ahead is because Trump withheld nearly $US400 million worth of military-aid package to Ukraine, then only a few days later called up the Ukrainian President and asked their government to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Basically he used the title of President for personal gain, which is very illegal.

There were two specific charges that Donald Trump was being impeached on: The first vote which passed 230-197, was to impeach him for abuse of power. The second vote passed 229-198 and says that the president obstructed Congress. Only one person, Tulsi Gabbard from the Democrats, refused to vote.

The vote means that Trump is officially impeached, but he’s still very much the president. Today’s vote happened in the House of Representatives – which is controlled by the Democrats – and the next step is for Trump to face a Senate trial. It’s scheduled for early January, but may yet be delayed. We just have to wait and see.

If two thirds of the Senate agree that Trump has abused his power and obstructed Congress, then he’ll get the boot and Mike Pence will take over as President, but people aren’t very hopeful of that. The Senate has a Republican majority and is under the leadership of a Kentucky Republican named Mitch McConnell, who has been blocking legislation he doesn’t like for years. 

Recently, he even went on Fox News and bragged about blocking Obama’s nominations for federal judges.

This is Mitch McConnell

As for the rest of the Senate, the numbers are currently 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents. To hit the two thirds majority needed to throw him out, 67 people would need to vote to convict Trump. With all 53 Republicans insisting that they’ll vote to acquit Trump and let him stay on as President, it’s not a likely outcome. 

Donald Trump has been impeached, but if he isn’t convicted in the Senate then he’ll stay on as president, and it will be left to the American people to decide whether or not to reelect him in 2020.

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Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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