The House of Representatives began voting Wednesday afternoon on a Democratic Party push to make President Trump the only commander-in-chief to be impeached twice.
The move is expected to easily pass the Democrat-controlled House with support from a handful of Republicans, most notably Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the chamber’s No. 3 member of the GOP.
But a potential Senate trial won’t be held until after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20, a spokesman for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tweeted earlier Wednesday.
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The article of impeachment being voted on accuses Trump of “inciting violence against the government of the United States” ahead of last week’s storming of the Capitol by supporters he addressed during a rally near the White House.
The riot led to five deaths, including that of a Capitol Police officer who was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.
The House moved forward with the impeachment process after Vice President Mike Pence