WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump faced his second impeachment vote in about a year Wednesday, following riots at the U.S. Capitol last week.
The House on Wednesday morning began debate on an article of impeachment that charged the president with "incitement of insurrection" for his comments moments before a mob stormed the Capitol. After debate, the House approved the impeachment resolution with a vote of 231 to 197. Ten Republicans voted in favor of impeachment.
Trump is now the the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice and the measure heads to the U.S. Senate for trial. However, reports Wednesday afternoon said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will likely not reconvene the Senate in an emergency session to hold trial over the impeachment article.
Without the emergency re-convening of the Senate, the body will not be back in session until January 19, and the decision by McConnell all but kills a Democrat-led effort to remove Trump from office before his term is up and President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20.