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US Reps Impeach Trump Over Capitol Hill Invasion

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The President of the United States, Donald Trump has been impeached seven days to the inauguration of a new administration.

The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday after a debate on the article of impeachment read by the Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.

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This time around, the president was charged with inciting the riot at the US Capitol last week, which left five people dead.

Ten Republicans in the House of Representatives broke party ranks and voted to impeach Trump. It’s a marked change from 2019’s proceedings when no Republicans voted to impeach.

The final vote was 232 to 197, with 10 House Republicans supporting the measure, while five abstained, The Guardian UK said.

The matter will now go before the Senate, which will decide whether Trump should be convicted and removed from office or not.

The House voted on a single article of impeachment – a formal charge – accusing Trump of “incitement of insurrection” just a week after a pro-Trump mob rampaged through the US Capitol in a deadly protest.

Culled: Global Village Extra
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