By Breitbart. The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time over last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol in which five people died, including a Capitol Police Officer.
The vote to impeach President Trump was approved by the House by a vote of 232 to 197, with 10 Republicans supporting the measure. The following House GOP members voted in favor of the move: Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH), Rep. Peter Meijer (MI), Rep. Fred Upton (MI), Rep. Liz Cheney (WY), Rep. John Katko (NY), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL), Rep. Tom Rice (SC), Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler (WA), Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA), and Rep. David Valadao (CA).
The vote makes President Trump the first U.S. president to be impeached twice.
“On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic,” Cheney said in a statement addressing her decision to back impeachment.
“Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President,” the lawmaker added. “The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.” (Read more from “House Impeaches President Trump for a Second Time” HERE)
Joe Biden Weighs in on Trump’s Second Impeachment
By Daily Caller. President-Elect Joe Biden commented on President Donald Trump’s second impeachment Wednesday, saying he hopes the Senate trial doesn’t get in the way of his administration’s priorities.
House Democrats and many Republicans voted to impeach Trump for “incitement of insurrection” on Wednesday, and Biden echoed the language of that charge in his statement. He has been hesitant to fully endorse an impeachment process, however, and said on Jan 8 that impeachment was “a decision for Congress.”
“Last week, we saw an unprecedented assault on our democracy,” Biden said in a Wednesday statement. “It was carried out by political extremists and domestic terrorists, who were incited to this violence by President Trump. It was an armed insurrection against the United States of America. And those responsible must be held accountable.”
“I hope that the Senate leadership will find a way to deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation,” he added. “From confirmations to key posts … to getting our vaccine program on track, and to getting our economy going again.” (Read more from “Joe Biden Weighs in on Trump’s Second Impeachment” HERE)
Pelosi: ‘It Breaks My Heart’ To Impeach Trump
By WND. Charging President Trump incited an “armed rebellion” against the United States, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said it “breaks my heart” to impeach the president and remove him from office.
Pelosi, commencing two hours of debate prior to the impeachment vote, invoked Abraham Lincoln’s address to Congress in 1862 in which he spoke of, in her words, “the duty of the patriot in an hour of decisive crisis for the American people” to defend the Constitution. . .
The Democratic majority – along with 10 Republicans, including Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. – voted 232-197 to impeach Trump for a second time.
However, there won’t be any trial in the Senate before Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement after the vote.
“Given the rules, procedures, and Senate precedents that govern presidential impeachment trials, there is simply no chance for a fair or serious trial that could conclude before President-elect Biden is sworn in next week,” he explained. (Read more from “Pelosi: ‘It Breaks My Heart’ To Impeach Trump” HERE)