WASHINGTON (AP/WPTA21) - A majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
The Democratic-led House secured enough votes to impeach Trump. Some Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach the president.
During the debate before the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked Republicans and Democrats to “search their souls.” Trump is the first American president to be impeached twice.
The impeachment proceedings came one week after a violent, pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol, sending lawmakers into hiding and revealing the fragility of the nation’s history of peaceful transfers of power. Five people died.
Trump has taken no responsibility for the riot.
Republican Congressman Jim Banks, who represents Indiana's 3rd District, voted against impeaching the president.
While Trump's first impeachment in 2019 brought no Republican votes in the House, at least 10 House Republicans flipped this time around. They include:
- Rep. Liz Cheney (WY)
- Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA)
- Rep. Anthony Gonzales (OH)
- Rep. John Katko (NY)
- Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL)
- Rep. Fred Upton (MI)
- Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA)
- Rep. Peter Meijer (MI)
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH)
- Rep. Tom Rice (SC)