Trump to be impeached, again

The House is expecting to impeach President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, after Vice President Mike Pence said he wouldn't invoke the 25th Amendment. Trump showed no remorse in a speech Tuesday.

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January 13, 2021 - 9:30 AM

President Donald Trump turns to reporters as he exits the White House to walk toward Marine One on the South Lawn on Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Following last week's deadly pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill, Trump is making his first public appearance with a trip to the border town of Alamo, Texas, to view the partial construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Photo by (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House rushed ahead today toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous anger” in America.

Already scheduled to leave office next week, Trump is on the verge of becoming the only president in history to be twice impeached. His incendiary rhetoric at a rally ahead of the Capitol uprising is now in the impeachment charge against him — to be taken up today — even as the falsehoods he spread about election fraud are still being championed by some Republicans. 

The House on Tuesday night approved a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove Trump with a Cabinet vote, although Pence had already said he would not do so. The resolution, passed 223-205 almost entirely along party lines, urged him to “declare what is obvious to a horrified Nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties and powers of his office.”

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