The House could start impeachment trials on Jan. 13.
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The US House of Representatives is expected to take up a vote to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday, pending the outcome of its vote on the 25th Amendment Tuesday at 7:30 p.m ET. The call to impeach the president focuses on what role Trump played in relation to the attack on Capitol Hill last week, which resulted in five deaths. The siege on the Capitol came Jan. 6 after Trump spoke to followers in Washington, D.C., at a gathering in support of the false assertion that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. A joint session of Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden as president, a formality presided over and announced by Vice President Mike Pence. Following the events of the day, Trump’s Twitter account, among other social media accounts, has been permanently suspended.
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Trump’s term ends in eight days, with Biden taking office Jan. 20, but some lawmakers on both sides are adamant about removing Trump from office now, warning he is a threat to America. “The situation of this unhinged president could not be more dangerous,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a statement to colleagues.Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer both called on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment last week. On Monday, 217 House co-sponsors released an article of impeachment. If Pence doesn’t respond to the House’s request to invoke the 25th Amendment, Pelosi has said she will bring the impeachment article to a vote.Read more: 14th Amendment Section 3: What it is and what it has to do with TrumpIf the House votes in favor of impeaching Trump, he would be the first president in history to be impeached twice. Here’s where and when to watch the House vote on Trump’s impeachment.
Donald Trump permanently suspended from Twitter
When will the House vote to adopt the article of impeachment against Trump?
If Pence doesn’t invoke the 25th Amendment and Trump doesn’t resign (both of which may be unlikely), the House has a scheduled impeachment resolution that starts Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 9:00 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT, 2 p.m. UK time, 12 a.m. Thursday AEST).
Where to watch the House vote live without cable
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Where to watch the House vote with cable
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