Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-01-13 21:35:49 –
Washington DC-Wednesday US President Donald Trump became the second US President to be impeached in history.
Democrats were backed by 10 Republicans who voted to impeach the president:
- Washington Congressman Dan Newhouse
- Congressman John Katoko of New York
- Washington Congressman Jamie Herrera Butler
- Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
- Michigan Congressman Fred Upton
- Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney
- Michigan Congressman Peter Meyer
- Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez
- Congressman Tom Rice, South Carolina
- Congressman David Valadao, California
The trial is up to the Senate, but Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate has no plans to resume until January 19, the day before Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The trial could proceed after Mr. Trump left the White House, at which point the Senate would be dominated by Democrats.
Senator McConnell noted to his colleagues that he had not decided how to vote because he wanted to hear the legal debate before making a decision.
The White House said Mr. Trump would make a statement about the proceedings late at night. His remarks are usually made via Twitter, but his account is now permanently disabled and the president’s announcement must be made through the White House.
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