The Home of Representatives started voting Wednesday afternoon on a Democratic Get together push to make President Trump the one commander-in-chief to be impeached twice.
The transfer is predicted to simply move the Democrat-controlled Home with help from a handful of Republicans, most notably Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the chamber’s No. three member of the GOP.
However a possible Senate trial received’t be held till after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20, a spokesman for Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tweeted earlier Wednesday.
The article of impeachment being voted on accuses Trump of “inciting violence in opposition to the federal government of the US” forward of final week’s storming of the Capitol by supporters he addressed throughout a rally close to the White Home.
The riot led to 5 deaths, together with that of a Capitol Police officer who was hit within the head with a fireplace extinguisher.
The Home moved ahead with the impeachment course of after Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday refused to invoke the 25th Modification and ask Trump’s cupboard to vote to take away him from workplace on grounds of the president being “unable” to do the job.
In a letter to Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif,), Pence mentioned that “now’s the time for us to heal,” including, “I urge you and each member of Congress to keep away from actions that might additional divide and inflame the passions of the second.”
The Home later voted 223-205 — with solely Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ailing.) crossing occasion strains — to move a symbolic decision calling on Pence to reverse course.
Trump was impeached by the Home in December 2019 on fees of abuse of energy and obstruction of Congress over allegations he tried to strain Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce investigations that might increase his marketing campaign in opposition to Biden.
However the Republican-controlled Senate acquitted Trump in February, with Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) casting the lone GOP vote in opposition to him, on simply the abuse of energy rely.
Solely two different US presidents have additionally been impeached — Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Invoice Clinton in 1998 — however neither was convicted.
Invoice Clinton seems to go to sleep throughout Biden’s inaugural
Former President Invoice Clinton seemed to be nodding off throughout Wednesday’s inauguration ceremony for President Joe Biden.
Temporary video clips posted on-line present Clinton, 74, together with his eyes shut when a TV digital camera reduce to him throughout Biden’s inaugural handle exterior the US Capitol.
“Invoice Clinton is completely asleep,” a male voice mentioned in a cellphone recording of CBS Information’ broadcast posted by Twitter user @the_lunarfather.
The same recording, of TV protection by the BBC, was additionally posted on YouTube with the title “Invoice Clinton Falling Asleep At Presidential Inauguration.”
“They zooming in on Invoice Clinton sleep, like he doesn’t at all times be sleeping…the person previous,” tweeted @zazajbaby.
Clinton was seated subsequent to his spouse, Hillary Clinton, and close to former President George Bush and former Vice President Mike Pence — none of whom appeared to wish any shuteye.
Biden, who’s 78, is the oldest particular person ever sworn in as president of the US.
Melania Trump flaunts $3,700 orange gown after touchdown in Florida
Orange is the brand new black.
Former First Girl Melania Trump sported an orange-emblazoned Gucci gown after arriving in Palm Seashore, Florida from Washington D.C. with former President Donald Trump. This marked the duo’s final ever flight on Air Power one as outgoing President and First Girl.
Her bombastic orange Gucci gown, which prices $3,700, stood in stark distinction to the black Chanel jacket and Dolce and Gabbana gown she wore whereas leaving the White Home. Neither Melania nor Donald Trump wore masks whereas boarding or disembarking Air Power One.
The couple emerged from the presidential jet at 11:08 a.m., NBC reported, round an hour earlier than the inauguration of President Joe Biden kicked off in Washington D.C.
The duo, now Florida residents, waved to a crowd of supporters and took a motorcade to Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Seashore, the place the pair opted to remain in lieu of attending the incoming president’s inaugural bash.
Earlier than departing for Florida, Trump gave a send-off handle to supporters at Joint Base Andrews.
“It’s my best honor and privilege to have been your president,” he mentioned to cheers. “I want the brand new administration nice luck and nice success, and I believe they’ll have nice success. They’ve the muse to do one thing actually spectacular.”
Biden sworn in on monumental 127-year-old household Bible
WASHINGTON — Joe Biden was sworn in because the 46th president of america Wednesday after inserting his hand on an enormous 127-year-old household Bible that instantly sparked uproar on Twitter.
The brand new commander in chief is a religious Catholic and befittingly took the oath of workplace on a Holy Guide that has belonged to the Biden household since 1893.
The ornate, leather-bound, five-inch thick tome resembles one thing out of a “Lord of the Rings” movie, adorned with Celtic crosses and two giant steel clasps.
The enormous household heirloom was onerous to overlook throughout the inauguration festivities, sitting by itself perch subsequent to Biden to carry its groaning weight.
“Joe’s Bible placed on some very relatable quarantine weight,” added another pundit who later speculated, “y’all that may be THE Bible.”
“Joe Biden obtained the Bible Dumbledore stored within the Headmaster’s workplace,” one pundit wrote on Twitter, referring to the fictional Hogwarts headmaster in J. Ok. Rowling’s Harry Potter sequence.
“Joe Biden’s Bible have to be the director’s reduce,” wrote another person of the comically-large bible.
“NATIONAL TREASURE three ought to be Nicolas Cage stealing Joe Biden’s large bible,” one movie buff wrote, referring to the journey movie sequence.
The previous veep used the identical household bible when he was sworn into the US Senate in 1973, in addition to his two oaths as vice chairman in 2009 and 2013.
Biden’s late son, Beau Biden, additionally used the large household bible for his personal swearing-in ceremony as Delaware’s lawyer normal in 2007.