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France 24 11 Jan 2021

Democrats' push to impeach Trump for a second time poses dilemma for Biden

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Congressional #Democrats on Monday begin their drive to force President Donald #Trump from
office, kicking off a week of legislative action that could end with a vote that would make him the only president in #US history to be impeached twice. FRANCE 24's Chief Foreign Editor Rob Parsons tells us more.


NBC's Garrett Haake discusses how the bipartisan nature of the vote to impeach President Trump for the second time will set up a different tone as the Senate deals with both the new administration and the president's trial. Aired on 1/13/2021.
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House Democrats are currently planning to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump as soon as Monday, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
That could set up a vote in the House early to the middle of next week. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has not explicitly said when this will go to the floor.
This would be the second time the House has unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump.
In December 2019, the House impeached Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate acquitted him on both charges last February.
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The Democratic-led House is preparing to impeach President Trump for the second time, charging him with incitement of insurrection. Unlike last year's impeachment, this one is gaining support from a number of Republicans. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joined "CBSN AM" with the latest.
President Donald Trump has become the first American president to be impeached twice. The House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, with 10 Republicans joining Democrats to charge him with incitement of insurrection. (Jan. 13)

The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, with 10 Republicans joining with Democrats to charge him with incitement of insurrection.

The extraordinary second impeachment, just days before Trump is to leave office, comes after the president encouraged his supporters to "fight like hell" against the election results in a speech near the White House.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will now send the article of impeachment to the Senate, though that timing is unclear. Actual removal seems unlikely before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he will not bring the Senate back before Jan. 19.

Still, McConnell did not rule out voting to convict Trump. In a note to his fellow Republican senators just before the House was to begin voting, he said he is undecided.

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