PRESIDENT TRUMP INTRODUCED TO PROMOTE 1/6 CAPITOL RIOT
A majority in the US House of Representatives has voted to charge President Donald J. Trump a second time with “inciting insurrection”.
The final vote was 232 for and 197 against impeachment with five non-voting members.
222 Democrats and 10 Republicans voted for impeachment.
Again, ten Republicans voted in favor today, unlike the last time Trump was indicted when not a single Republican did.
The ten Republicans in the House who voted to indict President Donald J. Trump:
Liz Cheney (WY)
Anthony Gonzalez (OH)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA)
John Katko (NY)
Adam Kinzinger (IL)
Peter Meijer (MI)
Dan Newhouse (WA)
Tom Rice (SC)
Fred Upton (MI)
David Valadao (CA)
Trump is the only president in American history to be charged twice.
The next step: There will be a second trial against Trump in the Senate, the second within a year.
Senators are not expected to convene until January 20, when President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office, reports the New York Times:
The House won enough votes on Wednesday to indict President Trump of inciting a violent uprising against the United States government when more than half a dozen members of the President’s Party joined the Democrats to defeat him for the second time for high crimes and Indict offenses.
The House gathered under threats of continued violence and the protection of thousands of National Guard troops and was determined to hold Mr Trump accountable just a week before he left office. It was about his role in encouraging a mob that attacked the Capitol a week ago while Congress met to confirm the victory of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and force lawmakers into a deadly rampage to flee their lives.
The House proposed and was on the verge of passing a single impeachment article, accusing Mr. Trump of “inciting violence against the United States government” and requesting his immediate impeachment and disqualification from holding one ever again.
At least nine Republicans, including Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, the House’s third largest party leader, supported the indictment during a notable pause from the party leader. Despite making a statement on Tuesday announcing her intention to vote against the impeachment process, Ms. Cheney did not rise to support the article on the floor.
MORE BELOW from Twitter.
Trump breaks his own record and again receives the most votes for #impeachment!
Trump 2021: 231 yes-votes (with 5 votes remaining)
Trump 2019 Article 1: 230 yes
Trump 2019 Article 2: 229 yes
Clinton Article 1: 228 yes
Clinton Article 2: 221 yes
Andrew Johnson: 126 yes
– kabir akhtar (@kabirakhtar) January 13, 2021
Confirmed: President Trump will post a video statement later that evening after being charged a second time.
We can expect that he will reiterate that his words are “perfectly appropriate”.
But Congress has spoken and he has been charged with inciting a riot.
– Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 13, 2021
Half of the presidential impeachments in American history will now belong to Donald Trump.
– Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) January 13, 2021
The 10 GOPers in the house who voted for impeachment are
– Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 13, 2021
GOP @RepKinzinger in his YES vote:
“This is one of those who you will look back to when you are 80 and this will be the one you talk about.”
“I don’t know what the future is, you know, I don’t know what that means for me politically, but I know that I’m at real peace right now.”
– Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) January 13, 2021
McConnell on the timing of the Senate trial: “I believe it will best serve our nation if Congress and the executive branch fully focus the next seven days on facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power to the future Biden administration.”
– Doug Andres (@DougAndres) January 13, 2021