House Impeaches President Trump Over Capitol Hill Riots

The House of Representatives reached enough votes Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time in his presidency, making him the only U.S. President in U.S. history to be impeached two times.

Posted: Jan 13, 2021 3:55 PM
Updated: Jan 13, 2021 4:56 PM

Just one week after the chaotic chain of events on Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives convened Wednesday morning to vote on an article of impeachment for United States President Donald Trump.

After the votes were counted, President Trump was impeached on Wednesday, for the second time in his presidency, after being first impeached by the House of Representatives in December 2019.

Here is the final tally of Wednesday's votes:

Democrats

  • Yea:  222
  • Nay:

Republicans:

  • Yea: 10
  • Nay: 197

That makes the final vote 232 to 197, with 10 Republicans joining all 222 Democrats in supporting the article of impeachment.

Link: These 10 House Republicans voted to impeach Trump on Wednesday

The final text of the House of Representatives' article of impeachment against President Trump, House Resolution 24, accuses President Trump of making statements that "encouraged and foreseeably resulted in lawless action at the Capitol," among other things.

The article of impeachment will now go to the Senate, which will hold a trial to either convict or acquit the president. President Trump is the first U.S. President to ever be impeached twice.

Link: Trump's Been Impeached Again. What's Next?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he hasn't made a "final decision" on whether he will vote to convict the president at trial.

“While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate," McConnell said in a statement Wednesday.

More: McConnell rebuffs Democrats' call for speedy impeachment trial, but is undecided on convicting Trump

Sen. McConnell also said that "even if the Senate process were to begin this week and move promptly," there'd be no way a verdict would be reached until after President Trump had left office.

You can view the full text of House Resolution 24 below.

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