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House set to impeach Trump for second time as McConnell reportedly warms to idea

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Donald Trump is set to become the first president ever to be impeached twice, as the House of Representatives meets to consider an article charging him with incitement of insurrection over last week's violent assault on the Capitol building. CBS News' Debra Alfarone reports from Capitol Hill, followed by analysis from CBSN political contributor Molly Hooper.


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.
Exactly one week after the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, President Trump has been impeached by the House for an unprecedented second time. CBS News' Debra Alfarone joins "CBSN AM" from Capitol Hill, followed by analysis from Wall Street Journal Capitol Hill reporter Siobhan Hughes.
Democrats, 10 Republicans charge Trump with incitement of insurrection

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