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Trump Breaks Record, Becomes First President In US History To Be Impeached Twice

...Ten Republicans vote for his impeachment

The House has just voted to impeach President Trump for the second time – making him the only US president to ever be impeached twice. The resolution passed 232 to 197.

The impeachment resolution the House voted on charges Trump with a single article, “incitement of insurrection” for his role in last week’s deadly Capitol riot.

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There is no such thing as a routine impeachment but this one is unprecedented in all sorts of ways.

The overall impeachment process laid out in the Constitution is relatively simple:

  • A president commits “high Crime or Misdemeanor”
  • The House votes to impeach
  • The Senate conducts a trial

This impeachment process will feel entirely new and different from the one we saw in late 2019 around the Ukraine investigation, most notably because the Senate trial is expected to occur after Trump leaves office.

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Ten Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues in voting in favor of the impeachment resolution.

They are:

1. Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington
2. Rep. John Katko of New York
3. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington
4. Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
5. Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan
6. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming
7. Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan
8. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
9. Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina
10. Rep. David Valadao of California

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