Marjorie Taylor Greene to file Joe Biden impeachment articles on January 21

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Trump's actions have caused significant fissures within the GOP with 10 House Republicans joining with Democrats in supporting the president's impeachment.

Trump is now the only American president to be impeached two times.

"The Senate has held three presidential impeachment trials".

Trump is accused of inciting a mob that stormed Congress last week after he repeated false claims of election fraud.

The FBI has warned of possible armed protests planned for Washington DC and all 50 U.S. state capitals in the days before Joe Biden, a Democrat, is inaugurated as the new USA president.

Some other Trump officials say they have gritted their teeth and stayed put despite anger over Trump's perceived role in the violence.

"I'm not going anywhere".

Earlier this week, members of Congress tried to remove Trump through something called the 25th Amendment, but it didn't work.

"It's one where there are different views in our conference".

This second impeachment will now go to the Senate for trial.

Another Republican has said he and several colleagues have purchased body armour and have been forced to change their normal routines after receiving threats of violence. He told members of the Republican Party that he is undecided about how he might vote in the trial. "We are well into the land of the unknowns". "We weren't expecting for the Capitol to get overrun for the first time in 200 years", he said.

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Pam Bondi special White House adviser arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. U.S. on Thursday Jan. 30 2020

What happened in the House vote?

"The president of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country", House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said on the House floor before the vote.

The House voted 232 to 197 for impeachment.

"Impeaching the president in such a short time frame would be a mistake", said Kevin McCarthy, the House's top Republican. "However, impeachment is political and will further divide the nation". What this means is that if all Republican senators vote in favour of Mr Trump - as is typical - he will be acquitted, which is what happened during his Senate trial in February 2020. U.S. Senators need to approve an additional vote to bar Trump from the presidency in the future. "When I consider the full scope of events leading up to January 6th including the President's lack of response as the United States Capitol was under attack, I am compelled to support impeachment", he wrote on Twitter.

The timing of one decision caught some National Security Council officials by surprise, the sources said: Pompeo's scrapping of longtime curbs on US government interactions with Taiwan officials, which angered China.

Could Trump be removed from office?

Two articles passed to the Senate in 1998, and the chamber impeached him on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.

The House vote to impeach President Trump, historic as it was, has created a series of complicated questions for the looming Senate trial - almost all of which will have repercussions for the opening days of incoming President Joe Biden.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has some discretion on when she sends the impeachment article to the Senate, which Republican leader Mitch McConnell made clear won't reconvene until January 19.

What happens if Trump is convicted? "This is not a decision I am making; it is a fact", McConnell said in a statement.



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