The House has voted to impeach Donald Trump on the charge of incitement of insurrection, after the president incited a violent mob to storm the Capitol last week, resulting in five deaths.
The final vote was 232-197, with 10 House Republicans supporting the measure.
Trump has become the first president in US history to ever be impeached by the House twice.
The matter will now go before the Senate, which will decide whether Trump should be convicted and removed from office.
The trial will likely conclude after Joe Biden takes office anyway, but a conviction would prevent Trump from running for president again.
The most surprising Republican “yes” vote on impeachment came from Tom Rice of South Carolina.
Before the vote, Rice did not offer any indication that he was planning to support impeachment, and he was not considered one of the likely “yes” votes.
Rice has not yet put out a statement explaining his vote, but this tweet from last week, sent during the violent riot at the Capitol, captures his frustration with Donald Trump.
Here are the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump on the charge of incitement of insurrection:
- John Katko of New York.
- Liz Cheney of Wyoming.
- Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.
- Fred Upton of Michigan.
- Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington state.
- Dan Newhouse of Washington state.
- Peter Meijer of Michigan.
- Tom Rice of South Carolina.
- Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio.
- David Valadao of California.
The Republicans’ votes made this the most bipartisan presidential impeachment in history. In comparison, five Democrats voted to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998.
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