10 Republicans Join Democrats To ImpeachTrump

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Impeached Trump

After a live cable network broadcast of robust debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, followed by a vote, Speaker, Nancy Pelosi officially confirmed the impeachment of President Donald Trump for the second time.

“He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation,” She said.

Unlike in the first vote- an all Democrats affair- during his impeachment in 2020, 10 members of the president’s Republican party broke ranks and joined their Democratic colleagues in the bipartisan impeachment this time round.

Congress voted 232 to 197 on the sole article of impeachment, which charged Trump with “incitement of an insurrection” after last week’s riots at the US Capitol. .  The violent riot at the US Capitol on Tuesday, January 6, left five persons dead.

This vote marks an important change from the president’s first impeachment. In 2020, not a single House Republican voted for Trump’s impeachment

Trump now faces a trial in the Senate, which will take place after he leaves office.

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