As House nears impeaching Donal Trump

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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Following last week's deadly pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol, the House of Representatives is set to impeach Trump Wednesday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ((Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

International, Owntalk.co.id – As the House of Representatives engages in its final debate over whether to impeach President Trump for the second time, Republicans in both chambers of Congress are split on whether to support the effort in the tumultuous final days of the Trump presidency.

The House cleared two procedural votes to put it on a final path to impeach Trump around midday Wednesday, thus beginning two hours of actual debate ahead of a final vote on impeachment, which will need only a simple majority.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., opening the final debate, said that Trump’s stoking of his supporters against the election results was in service of “the goal of ending in a fiery and bloody clash the two and a half centuries of our democracy.” She also asked lawmakers to “search your souls” about whether Trump’s words were “in keeping with the Constitution” and whether Trump “has self-evidently demonstrated that he is a vital threat to liberty, to self-government, and to the rule of law.”

The Senate is scheduled to hold a “proforma” session on Friday. Such sessions are normally very brief and no legislation is transacted.

The House is expected to vote later on Wednesday to approve an article of impeachment against Trump that accuses him of inciting an insurrection. If it approves that measure it would be up to the Senate to decide whether to convict the president.***

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