Impeachment: What to Expect as House Attempts to Remove Trump a Second Time

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    The U.S. House moved toward impeaching Donald Trump for a history-making second time Wednesday and could send the single article quickly to the Senate for a trial that risks disrupting President-elect Joe Biden’s plans for a rapid start to his administration.

    The House began debate shortly after 9 a.m., with the impeachment resolution vote expected by mid-to-late afternoon. Democrats and some Republicans seethed over Trump’s role inciting last week’s mob attack on the Capitol and the president’s once-firm control over the Republican Party began to break down.

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he expects the impeachment article to be sent soon after to the Senate, which would then hold a trial, instead of delaying the process until after the start of Biden’s tenure, as some Democrats have suggested.

    “There are consequences to actions, and the actions of the president of the United States demand urgent, clear action, by the Congress of the United States,” Hoyer said Wednesday on the House floor.

    Hoyer told reporters that the decision on when to send the single article of impeachment ultimately was up to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi but that the two have discussed it.

    “My expectation is that we will send it over as quickly as it is ready,” he said. Pelosi hasn’t publicly announced her plan.

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