Many Americans had given up hope that the Democratic faction of the US government would ever stand up to the Republican President, Donald Trump. That changed on Tuesday, September 24th when House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, announced an official impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

The inquiry stems from allegations that President Trump attempted to pressure the Ukrainian government into launching an investigation into his political rival, former Vice President Senator Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, and potentially disrupting the upcoming presidential election.

Many have long been calling for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, but the proceedings will unlikely to pass the Republican-controlled Senate, who have stuck by the president, despite his many failings.

"The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the President's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said news conference.

"Therefore, today, I am announcing the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry."

If the Republicans don't also get behind the proceedings - the country could be stuck with Trump for another term.