President Trump Impeached

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he US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection" at last week's Capitol riot. The Yeas were 221 and the Nays were203 with 8 not voting.Culver City Congresswoman Karen Bass voted to impeach.

He is the first president in US history to be twice impeached - to be charged with crimes by Congress.

Mr Trump, a Republican, may now face a trial in the Senate, where if convicted he could face being barred from ever holding office again.

The impeachment measure passed largely along party lines.

The Senate is currently in recess. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he has no plans to call the Senate back into session before next week's Presidential inaguration.

Mr Trump is due to leave office on 20 January, following his election defeat last November to Democrat Joe Biden.

After several hours of impassioned debate on Wednesday, the Democratic-controlled House voted.

Six Republicans said beforehand they would side with Democrats to impeach the president. But the majority of conservatives remained loyal to Mr Trump.


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