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Congress Impeaches President Trump

The historic vote makes Trump the first president to ever be impeached twice.

Congress passed the measure 232 to 197. That’s largely on party lines but 10 Republicans crossed the aisle to vote in favor of impeachment.

It now moves to the Senate but that’s unlikely to happen before President Elect Joe Biden is inaugurated next week.

This is because Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he won’t reconvene the Senate early. Meaning Democrats will control the chamber by the time the Senate hears the case.

A conviction would still be impossible without significant GOP support because it requires a two thirds vote. And Trump will have already left office.

The impeachment is a direct result of Trump’s role in inciting last week’s riot at the capitol.

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