USA Today reports:
The House reached the majority vote needed to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an “insurrection” in last week’s attack on the Capitol, a stinging rebuke of the nation’s 45th president as he prepares to depart the White House after four tumultuous years.
A handful of Republicans broke from their party – and their president – to join Democrats in approving the single article of impeachment. Trump will leave power as the first president in the nation’s 245-year history to be impeached twice.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will decide when to transmit the article to the Senate, which must either dismiss the charge or hold a trial. At least 67 of the 100 senators are needed for conviction which would require Trump’s removal from office.
Confirmed: President Trump will be releasing a video statement later tonight after being impeached a second time.
We can expect that he will again claim his words were “totally appropriate.”
But the Congress has spoken and he has been impeached for inciting an insurrection.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 13, 2021
This time, Donald’s impeachment was the most bipartisan in history.
There’s the unity you were asking for, Republicans!
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) January 13, 2021
Trump is currently in the Oval Office awarding the National Medal of Arts to singers Toby Keith and Ricky Skaggs, minutes after becoming the first president ever impeached twice.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) January 13, 2021
#BREAKINGNews: Your voices have been heard! The House of Representatives has voted to impeach Pres. Trump, making him the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.
— NAACP (@NAACP) January 13, 2021
Donald J. Trump has just become the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 13, 2021