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On a mostly party-line vote, the House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for the second time. The final tally was 232-197 with all voting Democrats and 10 Republicans supporting the measure. This makes Trump the first US president to be impeached twice.
The following 10 GOP representatives voted to impeach:
- House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (WY)
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH)
- Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA)
- Rep. John Katko (NY)
- Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL)
- Rep. Peter Meijer (MI)
- Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA)
- Rep. Tom Rice (SC)
- Rep. Fred Upton (MI)
- Rep. David Valadao (CA)
The previous impeachment, held just over a year ago, passed 228-197. At that time, all Republicans and two Democrats voted against.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he will not call the upper chamber into session until Joe Biden is inaugurated president. If Pelosi actually delivers the article of impeachment to the Senate, that body can still vote to convict even though Trump will be napping at Mar-a-Lago. If every Democratic Senator votes “yea,” 17 Republicans will need to join them to deliver the required two-thirds majority.Published in