After two hours of debate, making their case, members of the United States’ House of Representatives have spoken with their vote 232-192 to impeach President Donald Trump—7 days away from the completion of his four-year term.
The Democratic lawmakers along with 10 GOP members voted in support, agreeing on pushing forward the impeachment article to the Senate for Tump’s trial.
The majority of Republicans kicked against the impeachment with the argument that it was rushed and would further divide the country. But unfortunately, it didn’t do much.
The impeachment resolution charges Trump with a single article, “incitement of insurrection,” for his role in last week’s deadly Capitol riot.
This is a historic vote that presents Trump as the first U.S president to be impeached twice.
Republican Senators That Have Voted In Support For Trump’s Impeachment
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
U.S HOUSE BEGINS IMPEACHMENT DEBATE
The United States’ House of Representatives has convened for a critical session to debate over an article of impeachment vote on outgoing President Donald Trump for inciting the Capito riots of January 6.
This follows a procedural vote of 221 to 203 late Tuesday that allowed the adoption of the article and demanding Vice-President Mike Pence invokes the 25th Amendment to remove Trump despite he earlier made it clear he won’t be doing such because it would be a terrible precedent.
The debate will be two hours equally divided between Democrats and Republican.
The outcome of the vote in the Democratic-led House will determine the next turn of events in the country. If the article is passed, it would be sent over to the Senate for a trial to determine whether or not Trump should remain in office or be prevented from holding office in the future.
Unlike the previous impeachment vote, this time, more House Republicans are in support of the move or even indifferent. The atmosphere has no sort of resistance from the GOP lawmakers.
Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler, a Republican from Washington is one of who’ve broken rank so far in announcing their intent to impeach President Donald Trump. She made her decision known late Tuesday and has said “I’m not in fear at all,” over the consequences of joining the vote.
“This decision was not, like, a fear-based decision for me,” she said.
However, it is very unlikely that Trump will be impeached because it takes a Senate conviction and considering the short stay of the president in office. There are only 7 days left for Trump to vacate the seat of the presidency.
House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi Makes Case For The Impeachment Vote
The House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi has just called Trump a clear and present danger” to the country.
“We know that the President of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country. He must go, he is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love,” Pelosi said in her remarks at the start of the sitting.
She added that the president has “repeatedly” lied about the outcome of the election in November and cast doubt on democracy.
Setting up the case of impeachment, Pelosi told the House that those who attacked the US Capitol last week were not patriots, but “domestic terrorists” that were sent by the President’s words.
Those insurrectionists were not patriots. They were not part of a political base to be catered to and managed. They were domestic terrorists and justice must prevail,” Pelosi said.
“But they did not appear out of a vacuum. They were sent here, sent here by the President with words such as a cry ‘to fight like hell.’ Words matter. Truth matters. Accountability matters,” Pelosi continued, adding that “the President saw the insurrectionists not as a foes to freedom, as they are, but as the means to a terrible goal, the goal to his personally clinging to power. The goal of thwarting the will of the people. The goal of ending in a fiery and bloody clash, nearly two and a half centuries of our democracy.”
Trump is to be indicted to bear responsibility for his supporters’ action because he incited them.
House Democrat Calls Trump A Living, Breathing Impeachable Offense
Democratic House Representative, Hakeem Jeffries has just labelled “Donald Trump is a living, breathing, impeachable offense” in support for the vote.
He accused the president of inciting the deadly Capitol mob and called him “a clear and present danger” to the American people.
“Violence will not win. Insurrection will not win. Sedition will not win. Terror will not win. Lawlessness will not win. Mob rule will not win. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever. Democracy will prevail,” Jeffries said.
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