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Trump impeachment trial has a start date

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/22/21, 10:09 pm

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said senators can balance confirming President Joe Biden’s executive nominees and holding former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she plans to send the impeachment articles to the Senate on Monday.

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House impeaches Trump for the second time

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/13/21, 06:20 pm

For the first time in U.S. history, members of Congress voted to impeach a sitting president for a second time. By a vote of 232-197, with 10 Republicans aligning with the Democratic majority, the House on Wednesday charged President Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection.” His critics blame him for inflaming a crowd of his supporters, some of whom marched to the U.S. Capitol and invaded it on Jan. 6 as Congress met to certify the results of the presidential election. Five people died during the riot.

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House pushes forward on removing Trump

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/13/21, 01:42 am

At nearly midnight on Tuesday, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives approved a resolution asking Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, declaring that the president is no longer fit to serve. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ahead of the vote, Pence said the move would “set a terrible precedent” and said it was time instead to unite the country ahead of a new administration. The House is expected to vote on the articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection” on Wednesday.

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