House Votes to Impeach Trump

Headline Roundup January 13th, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 232-197 Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for “inciting violence against the government of the United States” following the breach of the U.S. Capitol building last week. Ten House Republicans joined all Democrats in voting to pass the single impeachment article. The Senate will vote next, but not until after President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Jan. 20, according to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). The 100 senators will be divided 50-50 between the parties after two Democrats elected in Georgia's recent runoffs take office later this month.

A two-thirds supermajority would be needed in the Senate to convict Trump. The president has openly criticized the current efforts to push him out of office. Updated 1/13/21 at 5:21 p.m. ET with the House's vote.

House Votes to Impeach Trump

From the Right
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The House impeached President Trump for the second time Wednesday, charging him for behavior they believe caused the violent Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five dead, dozens injured, and the historic building defaced and damaged.

Ten House Republicans joined all House Democrats to pass a single impeachment article accusing Trump of inciting an insurrection.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, must now decide when to send the article to the Senate, which is not scheduled to be in session until Jan. 19 and is unlikely to...

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From the Left
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The House on Wednesday impeached President Trump for inciting a violent insurrection against the United States government, as 10 members of the president’s party joined Democrats to charge him with high crimes and misdemeanors for an unprecedented second time.

Reconvening under the threat of continued violence and the protection of thousands of National Guard troops, the House was determined to hold Mr. Trump to account just one week before he was to leave office. At issue was his role in encouraging a mob that attacked the Capitol one week ago...

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From the Center
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The House voted to impeach President Trump for an unprecedented second time on Wednesday, alleging he encouraged a mob to storm Congress as part of a last-gasp effort to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s election win.

The vote was 232 to 197, with all Democrats joined by 10 Republicans, in a House chamber guarded by National Guard troops stationed throughout the Capitol and its grounds.

Democrats’ push to impeach Mr. Trump just before he is set to leave office reflects many lawmakers’ deep anger at Mr. Trump’s monthslong campaign to challenge...

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