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U.S. House convenes to impeach Trump for his role in Capitol assault By Reuters

U.S. House convenes to impeach Trump for his role in Capitol assault By Reuters
U.S. House convenes to impeach Trump for his role in Capitol assault

The New York Times reported that the Republican majority leader of the U.House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the No.But Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is set to become the majority leader after two Democrats from Georgia are seated and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is sworn in later this month, told reporters the Senate could be recalled to handle the matter.Democrats moved forward on an impeachment vote after Vice President Mike Pence rejected an effort to persuade him to invoke the 25th Amendment of the U.

As the House prepared for the impeachment vote, there were signs Trump's once-dominant hold on the Republican Party was beginning to ebb.At a meeting to set the rules for Wednesday's impeachment vote, Democratic Representative David Cicilline, who helped craft the impeachment measure, said the impeachment drive had the support of 217 lawmakers - enough to impeach Trump.

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