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House impeaches President Trump for second time

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President Donald Trump tours a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Alamo, Texas.

WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice.

A majority of the House of Representatives voted to impeach the president on charges of inciting an insurrection. Along with nearly every Democrat in the House, 10 Republicans voted to impeach President Trump.

The vote followed party lines for Wisconsin’s representatives, with all Democrats voting in favor and all Republicans voting against impeachment.

It comes after hours of debate on the House floor Wednesday morning, once the articles of impeachment were presented after Vice President Mike Pence wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tuesday night, saying he would not invoke the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office.

The Senate will now hold a trial on the charges. As of now, that has not officially been scheduled, but it’s possible the trial won’t be conducted until after President Trump’s term has expired.