House to vote on Trump impeachment
(NBC News) For the first time in U.S. history an American president will face impeachment for the second time.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on President Trump’s second impeachment Wednesday, on a single charge of “inciting violence against the government of the United States” for his actions leading up to last week’s deadly insurrection on Capitol Hill.
Several Republicans have said they will vote in favor of impeachment.
The move comes after the passage of a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office. Mr. Pence sent a letter to the House prior to the vote on the resolution stationg that he does not believe Mr. Trump’s removal is in “the best interest of our nation.”
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Mr. Trump called the new push for his removal “a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics,” adding “People thought that what I said was totally appropriate” in reference to his comments at a rally moments before his supporters stormed the capitol.
The New York Times reports the Senate’s top Republican, Mitch McConnell, now agrees that the president committed impeachable offenses.
“If he really means it, then he will join with Chuck Schumer, we will come back into session and we will have the trial,” says Michigan’s Senator Debbie Stabenow.
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