The New Paper

January 12, 2021

House Democrats introduce article of impeachment

House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump yesterday for “incitement of insurrection” following last week’s attack on the US Capitol (source). The House is expected to vote on the article as early as this week. If passed, President Trump would then face trial in the Senate, though a timeline remains unclear.

More context: While President Trump’s term ends on Inauguration Day on January 20, the ongoing proceedings could ultimately bar him from holding office in the future.

Extra: Meanwhile, the House is expected to vote on a resolution calling for Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th amendment (which would allow Pence and a majority of the cabinet to remove President Trump from office).
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