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Trump impeachment: how and when the house should vote live



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The House could begin impeachment proceedings on Jan. 13.

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The US House of Representatives is expected to vote impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday, pending the outcome of the vote on the 25th amendment Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The call to impeach the president casts doubt on the role Trump played during the attack on Capitol Hill last week, which left five dead.

The siege of the Capitol occurred on Jan. 6 after Trump spoke to followers in Washington, DC, who gathered to falsely claim Trump’s 2020 election had been stolen. A joint session of Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden as president, a formality chaired and announced by Vice President Mike Pence. Trump’s Twitter account, among other social media accounts, has been permanently suspended.

Trump’s term ends in eight days, with Biden takes office on January 20, but lawmakers on both sides are adamant to now remove Trump from office and warn that he poses a threat to America. “The situation of this unhinged president couldn’t be more dangerous,” house speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a statement to colleagues.

Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, majority leader in the Senate, both called on Pence last week to invoke the 25th Amendment. On Monday, 217 House co-sponsors released an article about impeachment. If Pence does not respond to the House’s request to invoke the 25th Amendment, Pelosi will vote on the impeachment article.

Read more: 14th Amendment Part 3: What It Is and What It Has To Do With Trump

If the House votes to impeach Trump, he would be the first president in history to be impeached twice. Here’s where and when the House should vote on Trump’s impeachment.

When will the House vote to pass Trump’s impeachment article?

If Pence doesn’t invoke the 25th Amendment and Trump doesn’t resign (both unlikely, the House has a planned impeachment Wednesday, January 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Where to see how the House votes live without cable

If you watch the vote without cable, you can watch it here for free.

Where to see how Parliament votes with cable

  • CNN
  • C-span
  • PBS NewsHour
  • CBS News




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