The House of Representatives will vote on an article of impeachment accusing President Donald Trump of abusing his oath of office by withholding about $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in exchange for the country working on investigations that would have benefited him politically.
But, what exactly did Trump agree to when he took the oath of office? The 35-word oath comes directly from Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.
Here is the full text according to the National Archives:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Though it’s not a requirement, the chief justice commonly administers the oath of office for presidents, as John Roberts did for Trump in January 2017. Trump was sworn in on both his family Bible and the Bible used during President Abraham Lincoln’s first inauguration.
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