1. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"With today's illegal, unconstitutional and partisan impeachment, the do nothing Democrats - and they are do nothing, all they want to do is focus on this. What they could be doing... are declaring their deep hatred and disdain for the American voter. This lawless, partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the Democrat Party. Have you seen my polls in the last four weeks? It's crazy. You know why? Because people, you know, we have an election right down the road. I announced three months ago that I'm running, right? I'll give you a little clue. I announced because, I figured, once they announced they'd never impeach, nobody would be so stupid. But they've been trying to impeach me from day one."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"Through there, I liked it, through their depraved actions today, crazy Nancy Pelosi's House Democrats have branded themselves with an eternal mark of shame and it really is. It's a disgrace. Democrat lawmakers do not believe you have the right to select your own President. They think that the Washington 'swamp,' which we believe it or not, it ain't easy, because they got so much stacked, including these guys. You know what? These guys are a part of the Democrat Party. They are a part of it (pointing to media)."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"You just saw what happened with the IG (inspector general), where they came out with the FBI (report). Based on that, you know what? I never stopped you. But, now, think of what they did. Think of what they did. Think of how dishonest it all was. They shouldn't even be allowed to have an impeachment because it was based on dishonesty. It was based on illegality. She (Hillary Clinton) went out and they paid for a fake dossier, they gave money to foreigners to write a fake dossier. Totally disproven, totally fake. The FBI then took that fake dossier and they used it in the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court to get approval to spy on my campaign (crowd booing) and if we were Democrats, they would have been in jail two years ago. It's a disgrace. Think of what they did. So they use this fake dossier and they brought it before this big deal court, it's a big deal, the FISA court and they said this stuff -- and they lied about it. Because (James) Comey, he was another beauty, did I do a great job when I fired his ass?"
US President Donald Trump labelled his impeachment "illegal" and "unconstitutional" during a campaign rally in Michigan which was held at the same time House of Representative lawmakers voted on the matter.
During his address to supporters in Battle Creek on Wednesday, Trump said his impeachment was a "political suicide march" for the Democrats.
During his speech, the House voted 230-197-1 on the first article, abuse of power.
Two Democrats voted against: Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, who is considering switching parties to become a Republican, and Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota.
Those two lawmakers and freshman Democratic Rep. Jared Golden of Maine also voted against the second article, obstruction of Congress.
Conservative Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, who left the GOP to become an independent, voted to impeach Trump on both charges.
Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a presidential candidate, voted present on both.