A bipartisan majority of MPs in the House of Representatives on Wednesday assured Donald Trump of impeachment seven days before the end of his term, assuring him to be the first US president to impeach twice.
With nearly all the votes counted, the number supporting impeachment on a single charge of “inciting rebellion” for Trump’s role in inciting violent crowds surpassed 217, a majority of 433 current House members. At least 10 Republicans joined the Democrats.
The impeachment of the president would lead to a lawsuit in the US Senate, which is unlikely to lead to proceedings until Trump, 74, is out of office.
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