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The House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach Donald Trump for a second time, the most bipartisan impeachment in US history.
- The House charged Trump with “incitement to insurrection” for his role in stirring up his supporters that stormed the Capitol last week.
- Ten Republican lawmakers, led by the third-ranking House Republican Liz Cheney, joined all Democrats to impeach Trump.
- “Today, in a bipartisan way, the House demonstrated that no one is above the law, not even the president,” said N. Pelosi, the speaker of the House.
- The process of impeachment now moves to the Senate - it’s unclear whether any Republicans will join Democrats in voting to convict Trump.
- The outgoing president will now face an impeachment trial that will cast a shadow over the start of Joe Biden's presidency.
- According to M. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, it would be impossible to have a fair trial before President-elect Biden is sworn in next week.
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