The New Paper

January 14, 2021

House impeaches President Trump for second time

The House impeached President Trump yesterday, voting 232-197 to charge him with “incitement of insurrection” following last week’s attack on the US Capitol. 10 Republicans and all 222 Democrats voted in support of impeachment (list). Next, the process moves to a Senate trial where a two-thirds majority would be required for a conviction. A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed yesterday that he does not plan to call the Senate back early, meaning the trial will likely take place after Inauguration Day.

More context: President Trump is the first US president to be impeached twice. Last year he became the third to be impeached, after Bill Clinton in 1998 and Andrew Johnson in 1868 (Richard Nixon resigned).

Extra: Meanwhile, President Trump released a video yesterday condemning last week’s attack (watch).
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