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Ten Republicans Support Trump Impeachment

Ten Republicans Support Trump Impeachment

On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump became the second U.S. president in history to be impeached.

Democrats were supported by ten Republicans who voted to impeach the president:

Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington

Rep. John Katko of New York

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington

Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois

Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming

Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio

Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina

Rep. David Valadao of California

The final vote in the House of Representatives was 232 to 197. It is now up to the Senate to

hold a trial, however, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate is not set to resume until 19 January, which is one day before the inauguration of Joe Biden.

However, it may be well if the trial proceed after Mr Trump has left the White House, at which

time the Senate will be controlled by the Democrats.

Senator McConnell has issued a note to colleagues saying he has not determined how he will vote as he

wants to hear the legal arguments before making a decision.

The White House said Mr. Trump would make a statement on the proceedings later in the night. Normally his pronouncements

would come via Twitter, however as his account is now permanently disabled, he will need to make a presidential announcement

through the White House.

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