WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in his lone presidential term, the U.S. House of Representatives has impeached Donald Trump.
The hastily arranged debate and vote comes a week after an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol turned deadly and delayed finalizing Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory.
The charges now move on to the U.S. Senate for a trial. If Trump is convicted before Jan. 20, he will be removed from office. In any case, conviction will prevent him from running for president again.
Trump was impeached on a single charge, “incitement of insurrection,” after telling a mob of loyalists to, as he put it, “fight like hell” against election results.
Security is exceptionally tight at the Capitol, beefed up by armed National Guard troops, with secure perimeters set up and metal-detector screenings required for lawmakers entering the House chamber.
A small number of Republicans supported the impeachment along with the Democrats.
The Associated Press Contributed to this article.