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  • Trump Impeached For Unprecedented Second Time

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi displays a signed article of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo: Reuters-Yonhap News)
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi displays a signed article of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo: Reuters-Yonhap News)
The U.S. House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for a historic second time, charging him with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly siege of the Capitol building last week.

The House on Wednesday voted 232-197 to impeach Trump.

Ten Republicans went against the president, joining Democrats who said he needed to be held accountable.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke after the vote.

[Clip: Pelosi]
"Today, in a bipartisan way, the House demonstrated that no one is above the law, not even the president of the United States. And now, I sadly and with a heart broken over what this means to our country, of a president who would incite insurrection, will sign engrossment of the article of impeachment."

Pelosi will decide when to transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate, which must either dismiss the charge or hold a trial.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier made clear that an impeachment trial will be held, but it will not start until after January 19.

He said the focus for the next seven days should be on a safe inauguration for the incoming Joe Biden administration.

In order to remove the president from office, two-thirds of senators present for proceedings must vote to convict him.

Trump was first impeached by the House in 2019 over his dealings with Ukraine, but the Senate voted to acquit him in 2020.







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