House impeaches President Trump a second time
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time in 13 months, an unprecedented reprimand for the outgoing president after a violent mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol one week ago.
House lawmakers approved the four-page impeachment article of inciting insurrection by a vote of 232 to 197, with 10 Republicans joining all Democrats in the chamber to vote in favor.
The House-passed article of impeachment now goes to the U.S. Senate for trial, which is unlikely to begin until after President-elect Joe Biden takes office Jan. 20 and the Senate convenes under new Democratic leadership.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Wednesday rejected calls to call in the Senate for a speedy trial, effectively allowing Mr. Trump to serve his final week in office.
Lawmakers voted to impeach Trump on a single charge, incitement of insurrection. Trump is the first president to be impeached twice.