WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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 - a speech that was followed by a mob of his supporters storming the U.S. Capitol.
The House vote on an article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection” is still underway.
Actual removal seems unlikely before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would not agree to bring that chamber back immediately, all but ensuring a Senate trial could not begin at least until Jan. 19.
Still, McConnell did not rule out voting to convict Trump in the event of a trial.
According to ABC News, this vote makes Trump the only president to be impeached twice.
ABC News reports that ten Republicans sided with Democrats, with the count currently standing at 225-194 as of Wednesday afternoon. The House needed 217 votes to impeach the president.