House reaches threshold to #impeach #Trump for second time after he incited #Capitol #riot – #kickhimout

A majority of the House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for his role inciting the riot at the US Capitol last week in a swift and bipartisan condemnation that will make Trump the first President in United States history to be impeached twice. While the vote is still open and members can change their votes until the chair gavels in the final tally, the House has reached the threshold — 217 votes — to impeach the President. House Democrats and at least nine Republicans — including the House’s No. 3 Republican — were expected to vote to impeach Trump exactly one week after a deadly mob overran Capitol Police, ransacked the US Capitol and put the lives of Vice President Mike Pence and lawmakers in danger. “We know that the President of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on the House floor before the vote. “He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love.” The speed of the vote and the Republican support underscores the fury that lawmakers feel about Trump’s role inciting the rioters who overtook the Capitol with months of false rhetoric about the election being stolen from him. The impeachment resolution the House is voting on charges Trump with a single article, “incitement of insurrection.” The number of Republicans who will ultimately vote for impeachment remains unclear, with GOP sources predicting around a dozen defections.

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siehe auch: House reaches enough votes to impeach Trump. Enough lawmakers have cast votes to impeach President Trump again in a historic first, with at least 217 members having now cast votes to impeach the President, including at least nine Republicans. The impeachment resolution charges Trump with a single article, “incitement of insurrection,” for his role in last week’s deadly Capitol riot. Voting is ongoing. As soon as the gavel comes down, Trump will become the only President in history to be impeached twice; Live updates: House votes on Trump impeachment for ‘incitement of insurrection’. The article of impeachment is expected to pass in the Democratic-controlled House, which would make Trump the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. House Democrats are voting on impeaching President Donald Trump for urging his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol last week, resulting in violent clashes that left five dead. The article of impeachment, for “incitement of insurrection,” is expected to pass in the Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday afternoon, which would make Trump the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. The president defended the speech he made at the march last week that helped incite a crowd of his supporters to violently storm the U.S. Capitol, calling it “totally appropriate” on Tuesday. His remarks came just hours before the House approved a separate resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

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