By Grace Segers, Melissa Quinn, Stefan Becket, Kathryn Watson, Sarah Lynch Baldwin and Victoria Albert

Updated on: 13 January 2021 / 11:08 pm

Washington – The House of Representatives voted to indict President Trump of inciting a Capitol riot that killed five people and cemented its place in history as the only president indicted twice on bipartisan reprimands, the has been adopted with unprecedented speed

The final vote took place between 232 and 197 Ten Republicans, along with all 222 Democrats, backed a single impeachment article accusing the president of “inciting insurrection” “

“We know that the President of the United States instigated this uprising, this armed uprising against our common land,” House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said before the vote. “He must go. He is a clear and present danger for the nation we all love “

Mr Trump was first indicted in December 2019 for efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Biden family.His second impeachment comes just a week before President-elect Joe Biden takes office as his successor since the founding of the republic has only been two more President charged

On 6 On January 1st, the president addressed supporters near the White House, telling them to “fight like hell” as members of Congress prepared to formalize Mr. Biden’s victory. An angry mob then marched on the Capitol and stormed the complex, smashed windows and broke down doors to gain access to the convention halls The mob managed to stop the counting of votes for several hours

The House Democrats have put the impeachment decision to the vote at an unprecedented rate that reflects the severity of the attack on the Capitol and the limited time left in Mr. Trump’s term of office The resolution was first unveiled on Monday, with Democrats waiving the typical process of holding hearings and conducting investigations

The impeachment article will soon go to the Senate where lawmakers must hold a trial on the conviction and removal of Mr. Trump from office Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he had made no decision whether he would vote to convict the president in court

Only seven days left in Mr Trump’s tenure, the trial against the Senate, could potentially extend to his successor’s term in office, in which case the Senate could continue to decide to condemn Mr. Trump and prevent him from holding federal office in the future.A vote to convict requires a vote of two-thirds of the Senate

The president refused to accept responsibility for his role in inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol and on Tuesday insisted that his pre-insurrection speech was “perfectly appropriate” “

Senator Lindsey Graham spoke strongly against the post-inaugural charges against President Trump on Fox News’ Hannity, warning that it was “bad for the country” “

“What good is it to the American people to indict President Trump after he resigns?” Graham said “This is an unconstitutional attack on the President It will divide the country and incite violence”

“Let’s stand up for my Republican colleagues on the idea that post-president impeachments are bad for the presidency and bad for the country, and if we go along as Republicans we will destroy the Republican Party,” he added “If we do it as the Senate over time, we will destroy the presidency”

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Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Ron Johnson on Wednesday called on Congress to appoint an independent commission to investigate the attack on the U.S. Capitol

“While today’s announcement that the Inspector General of the Capitol Police will conduct an investigation is welcome, we believe that we need a truly independent commission with great latitude and authority to deal with the mistakes of the Capitol Police, House and Noncommissioned officers the Senate as well as the officials who oversee them, “the couple said in a statement

The senators said the commission should consist of “nationally recognized non-partisan security experts” to avoid allegations of political bias

“The US. The Capitol is the home of the people and belongs to the American people. We owe it to them to investigate this lack of security, which has been a national embarrassment, “said the Senators.” A commission is the best opportunity for us to get the answers which the American people deserve “

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, stood on Wednesday on last week’s decision to ban President Trump from his company’s platform. He said he did not “celebrate or be proud of” the election, but rather it was necessary. based on physical security threats both on and off Twitter “

Twitter has Mr Trump’s report on Saturday about “the risk of further incitement to violence” after the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol

In his post on Wednesday, Dorsey said it was “the right decision” and wrote, “We were faced with an extraordinary and untenable circumstance and forced ourselves to focus all of our actions on public safety”

“Offline damage from online speech has been shown to be real and most importantly powers our policies and enforcement,” he added

“While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I consider a prohibition to be a failure on our part to promote ultimately healthy conversation. If you have to take these steps, the public conversation becomes fragmented. You are telling us you are limiting the potential for clarification, salvation and learning And sets a precedent that I consider dangerous: the power that a person or company has over part of global public conversation “

House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi announced on Wednesday that she plans to vote on a rule for fined members who fail to adhere to the new security procedures put in place after the attack on the U.S Capitol The announcement follows reports that some lawmakers refused to be checked by metal detectors and shoved past police officers to enter the building on Tuesday night

“Many Republicans in the House have disregarded our heroes by berating them and refusing to take basic precautions to keep members of our congressional community, including the Capitol Police, safe,” Pelosi said in a statement “Das House will soon be promoting a rule change that will impose fines on those who refuse to obey these protections “

The legislature will impose a fine of 5 for the first offense000 USD and for the second with a fine of 10$ 000 and the fines are deducted directly from members’ salaries, Pelosi said

“It is tragic that this step is necessary, but the Chamber of the People’s House must and will be safe,” she added

Identifying individuals using military and small-unit tactics during the Capitol insurgency is a “top priority” for the Sedition Task Force of the US Attorney in DC, a law enforcement officer who is the senior investigative correspondent for CBS News , Catherine Herridge, Confirmed The apparent use of “small unit tactics” taught to military and law enforcement officers was immediately examined by investigators. CBS News has learned that these tactics have been observed both outside and inside the Capitol Building

This tactic is often used in hostile, unfamiliar environments to evacuate rooms and accomplish mission objectives. They may include hand signals or physical contact and are used to unify the group and communicate instructions

For many Americans, GOP lawmakers who opposed the polling of the electoral college vote in Congress share some of the blame for the violence that took place in the nation’s Capitol. Almost half – 47% – believe some of these Republicans promoted violence, according to a poll by CBS News

Most who hold these lawmakers accountable think there should be political ramifications for their actions 65 percent of Americans who believe they encouraged violence in the Capitol will feel they will be removed from office should be removed, and another 22 percent think they should be punished otherwise. Only 13% think no action should be taken against them

Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s most loyal advisers, officially left the White House on Tuesday, two sources familiar with the situation tell CBS News

Hicks returned to the White House as an adviser to the President in 2020 after leaving the White House to appear on Fox News in 2018

Hicks had for Mr. Trump since the beginning of his presidential bid in 2016

After being charged a second time, President Trump released a new video in which he spoke more firmly against the violence of his supporters on Wednesday and said there should be no violence in the coming days White House Twitter account released

“It has been reported that more demonstrations are planned in the coming days, both here in Washington and across the country,” the president said in a five-minute video. “I was briefed by the US Secret Service on Potential Threats Every American deserves to have their voices heard in a respectful and peaceful manner. This is your first right to amend. But I cannot stress that there must be no violence, no violations of the law or no vandalism. Everyone must obey our laws and the Follow instructions from law enforcement agencies “

The president also spoke out more firmly against the violence of his supporters in the Capitol, which many of his Republican colleagues wished he had sooner

“Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and what our movement stands for,” the president said in his video. “No true supporter of mine could ever advocate political violence. No true supporter of mine could ever law enforcement or our great American Disregard the flagNo true supporter of mine could ever threaten or harass his fellow Americans. If you do any of these things, you are not supporting our movement – you are attacking it, and you are attacking our country. We cannot tolerate it “

The president said he urges “all Americans to overcome the passions of the moment and unite as one American people”

Pelosi appeared alongside House Democrats selected as impeachment managers and presented the case to the House during the Senate trial He signed the only impeachment article against Mr. Trump inciting insurrection during a deepening ceremony after the House of Representatives vote

WATCH: Nancy Pelosi signs impeachment proceedings against President Trump for inciting insurrection, saying she is doing so “heartbroken about what this means for our country” https: // tco / AOSBKrUbre BildTwittercom / D0MEKRPJCl

“Today the House has shown in a bipartisan way that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States, that Donald Trump poses a clear and present threat to our country and that we have again honored our oath of office Protect and defend the United States Constitution, so God help us, “she said in brief remarks

South Carolina Republican Congressman Tom Rice, one of ten GOP members voting for the indictment, explained his surprising move in a post-vote statement Congressional District in South Carolina and easily won re-election in November

“When the violence began, when the Capitol was besieged, when the Capitol Police were beaten and killed, and when the Vice President and Congress were banned, the President watched and tweeted about the Vice President’s lack of courage,” Rice said during the riot lasted for hours, the president only communicated on Twitter and only offered weak requests for restraint “

The congressman said he was on the floor of the chamber of the house during the attack on the Capitol and “just by the grace of God and the blood of the Capitol Police, the death toll wasn’t much, much higher””

“It has been a week since so many were injured, the United States Capitol was raided, and six people were killed, including two police officers. However, the president has not reached out to the nation for silence. He did.” did not visit the injured and mourned He did not offer condolences Yesterday at a press conference at the border, he said his comments were ‘perfectly appropriate’, “he continued

“I supported this president through thick and thin for four years. I fought for him and voted for him twice. However, this utter failure is inexcusable”

After McConnell closed the Senate door and initiated impeachment proceedings prior to inauguration, Senate minority chairman Chuck Schumer stated in a separate statement that the Chamber would hold a trial and vote on the conviction of Mr. Trump

“A trial against the Senate can begin immediately, with the consent of the current Senate Majority Leader, to convene the Senate for an emergency session, or it will be terminated after Jan. Start January, “said Schumer,” but make no mistake, there will be impeachment proceedings in the United States Senate; there will be a vote on convicting the President of high crimes and offenses; and if the president is convicted, there will be a vote to ban the president”again”

McConnell will not agree to re-convene the Senate under emergency agencies early, however, his spokesman confirmed earlier Wednesday

Following the historic House vote, Schumer said Mr Trump “is rightly the first president in American history to have been impeached twice”

“The President of the United States has instigated a violent mob against the duly elected government of the United States in a vicious, depraved, and desperate attempt to stay in power,” he said. “In the interests of our democracy, it can and should not tolerated, excused or go unpunished “

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement shortly after the House vote on the indictment against Mr. Trump that the Senate was impeaching Mr. Biden takes office He said the focus for the next week leading up to the inauguration should be on ensuring a smooth transition

“The Senate process will now begin at our first regular session after receiving the article from the House,” McConnell told the Senate will be closed on Nov. Meet in January

“Given this reality, I believe that it will serve our nation best if Congress and the executive branch fully focus the next seven days on facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power to the future Biden administration,” so McConnell said

Ten GOP lawmakers have crossed party lines and voted together with Democrats to indict Mr. Trump you are:

The vote on the impeachment decision was passed bipartisan, with 10 Republicans along with all 222 Democrats voting in favor

As the House prepared to vote on the charges against Mr. Trump, Congressman Peter Meijer, a newly-minted Republican from Michigan, was the youngest GOP lawmaker to pass the charges against Mr. Trump

“With the facts at hand, I believe the article of impeachment is correct,” Meijer said in a statement. “The President has betrayed his oath of office in attempting to undermine our constitutional process and he is responsible for that he instigated the violent riot last week. It is with a heavy heart that I will vote to indict President Donald J Trump “

The Michigan Republican said that while there were “profiles in courage” during the attack by Congressmen, Capitol Police officers, and the vice president last week, “there was no such courage from our president, who has made claims of millions betrayed and misled made a “stolen election” and encouraged loyalists, “if you don’t fight like hell you will have no more land”‘”

“The one man who could have restored order, prevented the deaths of five Americans, including a Capitol Police Bureau, and avoided the desecration of our Capitol has shrunk before leadership when our country needed it most,” he said

Meijer said he “wrestled with the split this vote will cause” and has concerns about the precedent it will create

“This vote is not a victory, it is not a victory for my party and it is not the victory that the Democrats believe is possible,” he said. “I am not sure if it is a victory for our country. It is however, a call to action, to ponder these events and find ways to correct them “

Meijer was also among six House Republicans who tabled a resolution Tuesday to reprimand Mr. Trump

Mr Trump has been televising the impeachment process at his private office outside the Oval Office and is taping a video message following the vote, which is expected to be released on Wednesday, a senior administrative official told CBS News

The official said the president was in “good” spirits as he “expected to be charged today”

The White House is currently confident that there aren’t enough votes to condemn the President in the Senate, but they are closely monitoring the situation in light of McConnell’s comments that he has not yet decided how to vote on impeachment becomes

No final decisions have been made on the President’s Legal Defense Team, the White House Attorney’s office will not be involved

It remains to be decided whether Mr. Trump will take over the White House on Jan. or 20 January leave

The House began voting on the impeachment order just before 4 p.m. Some members are voting on behalf of other members to reduce the number of lawmakers in the Chamber at any given time due to the pandemic

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, was the final Republican speaker as the House closed the debate on the single impeachment article. Scalise began his remarks by leading the House in a round of applause for US Capitol Police officers protecting lawmakers as a pro-Trump mob stormed the building

“In times like these, let’s not reach our darkest demons, but seek the higher plane like Lincoln,” said Scalise

The last Democratic spokesman, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, said that in his four years in office, Mr. Trump has “made no effort to hide his ambitions or lack of Republican principles” and “made a glass palace of lies, Scare tactics and riot built “

“The question is, what are we doing – the 433 of us I believe are here – to respond on behalf of the American people to what Representative Cheney said on Aug. January has described? A mob that has gathered, called by and then spoken to to ignite the flame of attack, to stop the theft, Hoyer said

“To make this possible, we must stand up to this moment and not only reaffirm the virtue we cherish, but also reject the vices we loathe,” said Hoyer. “That is what I call on my colleagues on both sides Des Ganges Today We all stood up and detested the violence and threats to democracy that we hold dear, and swore an oath to protect and uphold it. Reject Deception Reject Scare tactics Reject turmoil, tyranny and insurrection, reject the demand for loyalty to a man about loyalty to his country from “

Hoyer said the roll-call vote on the impeachment article would not be “ordinary” but “principle and loyalty to our constitution” “

“These votes will be put on the list of history, a testament to our courage and commitment to the country and the Constitution,” he said

In a letter to colleagues, McConnell did not specifically deny reports that he was voting on the conviction of Mr. Trump, but said he was undecided

“Although the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to hear the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate,” McConnell said, according to an excerpt from the CBS letter News Received This is a marked departure from his view of the previous impeachment proceedings in which he voted in favor of Mr. Trump’s acquittal

If McConnell was charged for convicting Mr. Trump, other Republicans likely to follow suit Several GOP senators have proposed a conviction of Mr Trump

Democratic Congressman Mikie Sherrill announced that she and more than 30 other members of Congress had mailed a letter to the House NCO, Senate NCO, and U S. Capitol Police are investigating “the suspicious behavior and access of visitors to the Capitol Complex on Tuesday April 5th January 2021 – one day before the attacks on the Capitol “

“Many of the members who signed this letter, including those of us who have served in the military and trained to spot suspicious activity, and various members of our staff have witnessed an extremely high number of outside groups at the complex on Tuesday 5 January, “the letter said,” This is unusual for a number of reasons, including the fact that access to the Capitol Complex has been restricted since the public tours ended last March due to the pandemic “

The letter states that the tours “were a noticeable departure from procedures in place since March 2020” and “were so worrying that they were closed on Aug. January were reported to the Sergeant at Arms “

Sherrill claimed Tuesday that she died on Jan. January saw some members of Congress taking visitors on an “educational tour”

Ronna McDaniel, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, attempted to discourage violent Trump supporters from returning to the capital ahead of the inauguration and called for the nation to be unified

“Those who participated in the attack on our nation’s Capitol and those who continue to threaten violence should be found, brought to justice, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” McDaniel said in a statement: Anyone with malicious intent is not welcome in Washington, D C. or in another state capital “

The FBI has warned of further unrest and violence in Washington, DC.and other state capitals in connection with the inauguration next week

McDaniel also condemned the riot at the US. Committed to Capitol last week by a pro-Trump mob

“Violence has no place in our politics period,” she said. “I have fully condemned the senseless acts of violence of the past week and strongly reiterated the call to remain peaceful in the coming weeks”

Amid warnings of anticipated violence and riots in Washington, DC.Before the inauguration, Mr. Trump urged Americans “to ease tension and calm down””

“In view of reports of further demonstrations, I strongly urge that there must be NO violence, NO violations of the law and NO vandalism of any kind,” he said in a statement distributed by the White House. “This is not what I stand for and America does not stand for I urge ALL Americans to ease tension and calm down “

Congressman Dan Newhouse, a Republican from Washington, is the sixth Republican to publicly declare that he will vote for the indictment against the president

“The mob was ignited by the language and misinformation of the President of the United States,” Newhouse said in a statement

“A vote against this impeachment is a vote to affirm the unacceptable violence we have witnessed in the capital of our nation,” he continued. “It is also a vote to condone President Trump’s inaction neither sharply condemned the attack nor called for reinforcements when our officers were overwhelmed. Our country needed a leader and President Trump failed to fulfill his oath of office. I will vote yes to the impeachment articles “

On the floor of the house, Newhouse said others, “including myself,” were responsible for not speaking against the President’s language first, and announced his impeachment vote with a “heavy heart” “

Kevin McCarthy, minority chairman of the House, spoke out against the House’s efforts, Mr. Trump, saying instead that a “commission of inquiry” and a resolution censoring the President are “prudent” “

“I think it would be a mistake to indict the President in such a short time. No inquiries have been completed, no hearings have been held,” he said. “In addition, the Senate has confirmed that no trial will begin until the President-elect Biden is sworn in But here’s what a vote on the indictment would do – a vote on the indictment would divide this nation further. A vote on the indictment would further fuel the flames of the partisan division “

McCarthy, a Republican from California, said Mr. Trump “bears responsibility” for Wednesday’s attack as he should have been quick to denounce the violent crowd of his supporters. He urged Mr Trump to take responsibility for his role – which he did not – to quell and ensure the brewing riots that Mr. Biden can begin his tenure successfully

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“What we saw last week wasn’t the American way. Even the continued rhetoric that Joe Biden is not the legitimate president isn’t,” he said. “Let’s be clear: Joe Biden will be considered in a week President of the United States sworn in for winning the election “

McCarthy called the riots “undemocratic, un-American and criminal” and also condemned the allegations that Antifa, a loose network of anti-fascist activists, was behind the attack on Jan. January is

“Some say the riots were caused by Antifa there is absolutely no evidence and conservatives should be the first to say this,” he said

McCarthy was among the Republicans who voted to vote for Mr. Biden from Arizona and Pennsylvania

GOP Representative Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican leadership in the House, said she would heed calls by some Conservative members to step down for her support for impeachment

“I’m not going anywhere. This is a conscience vote,” Cheney told reporters at the Capitol. “There are different views at this conference But our nation is facing a constitutional crisis unprecedented since the Civil War. This is where we need to focus our efforts and ours Be attention “

The Capitol Visitor Center, an airy complex that usually houses tourists from all over the country during visits to the Capitol, was filled with thousands of National Guard troops on Wednesday due to a “very high” threat level hard marble floors, some swaying their guns as they napped after a long night guarding the Capitol complex

A defense official told CBS News that the threat level at the Capitol is currently “very high”, even “higher than reported in the press.” This warning comes a week after insurgents overran the Capitol in a fatal assault in which five people were killed

On Wednesday morning there were about 2000 soldiers in the Capitol Allowed to Carry Guns Though Not All Armed Acting Secretary of Defense Mark Miller has given the Army Secretary the power to carry guns and use force to avoid wasting time obtaining permits if necessary Defense Department also confirmed that the National Guard now plans to000 soldiers to Washington – an increase of 5000

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not going to call the Senate back to Washington for an immediate impeachment trial once the House delivers the impeachment article

McConnell spokesman Doug Andres confirmed the Republican leader will not agree to recall the upper chamber of emergency agencies that will allow majority and minority leaders to agree on reunification early on, the next Senate session is for the 19th January planned If the Senators fail to return by then, impeachment proceedings against the Senate would almost certainly result in Mr Biden’s tenure, which begins the next day

If the process according to Mr. Trump is leaving his office, the Senate could still decide to condemn Mr. Trump and also prevent him from holding a federal office in the future. The condemnation requires a vote of two-thirds of the Senators

A person close to McConnell tells CBS News that he supports the impeachment, but the Kentucky Republican has not taken a public position on whether he would vote for a conviction

When the House debated the only impeachment article against Mr Trump, Pelosi, commented on the floor of the House, covering the “Day of Fire” that all members of the House witnessed and calling the President “clear and present danger “to the country

“We know that the President of the United States instigated this uprising, this armed uprising against our common land,” she said, “He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation we all love”

Pelosi quoted Mr. Trump’s remarks at the rally on the Ellipse on Jan. January, during which he encouraged thousands of followers to “fight like hell” and urged their colleagues to uphold the oaths they swore to uphold the constitution

“With my voice and voice, with a plea to all of you, Democrats and Republicans, I ask you to search your souls and answer these questions,” she said, “Is the President’s war on democracy true with the.” Constitutional? Were his words and insurgent mob a great crime and misdemeanor? Is it not our duty to do everything we can to protect our nation and our democracy from appetite? ” and ambitions of a man who has clearly shown himself to be a vital threat to freedom, self-government and the rule of law? “

Pelosi called the mob from Mr. Trump’s supporters who stormed the Capitol are “domestic terrorists” who are not part of a political base “to be fed and administered”

“You did not appear out of a vacuum. You were sent here by the president with words like a cry for ‘fight as hell’,” she said, “Words matter. Truth matters. Accountability matters”

Pelosi lamented divisions in the nation and chastised Mr. Trump for continuing to sow lies as he “felt his strength waning” “

“We in this House have a sacred obligation to stand up for the truth, stand up for the Constitution, stand up as guardians of the republic,” she said

Legislators will now debate the impeachment decision for two hours, with time split evenly between Republicans and Democrats

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of the President, along with other GOP Senators, said he would not vote to convict the President if the House were to impeach Mr. Trump Graham criticized the hasty procedure and condemned the lack of hearings

“The House impeachment process seeks to legitimize a hasty impeachment which is completely without due process No Hearings No Witnesses It’s a rushed process that will pose a threat to future Presidents over time I fear the leadership the Senate made the problem worse, not improved, “said Graham

He also argued that Mr. Trump “has pledged to an orderly transfer of power to promote calm and oppose violence.” The president held a rally a week ago calling on his supporters to “fight like hell” to overthrow the elections Hours before a pro-Trump mob overran the Capitol, Mr Trump also only admitted last week

“My Republican colleagues, who legitimize this process, are doing great harm not only to the country, the future of the presidency, but also to the party. The millions who have supported President Trump and his agenda should not be because of the despicable acts be demonized by a rebellious mob, “said Graham

Nine other Republicans have said they would not vote for the president’s condemnation: Senators Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Roger Wicker, Roy Blunt, Steve Daines, Kevin Cramer, Tim Scott and Ted Cruz

Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, is being urged by the Conservative wing of the GOP to step down from her leadership position after announcing her intention to vote for the charges against Mr. Trump

Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, a staunch Conservative and close ally of the president, told reporters on Capitol Hill that Cheney should step down from the Republican leadership of the House and believes the conference should hold a second vote to to replace them Cheney is the chairman of the House Republican Conference

It is unclear whether she can be forced out of this role, and expulsion from the conference requires a two-thirds majority of its members according to conference rules

“I think she’s totally wrong,” said Jordan, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, of Cheney’s support for the impeachment

Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs, chairman of the Freedom Caucus, told Fox News in an interview Tuesday that Cheney should rule as conference chairperson

“The reality is that she doesn’t represent the conference, she doesn’t represent Republican ideals and I think that’s a problem and she shouldn’t be our conference leader anymore,” he said

Legislators are currently voting on a rule setting the terms of the debate on the final passage of the impeachment order.Some members are voting on behalf of other lawmakers under pandemic-related rules that allow for remote voting

Once the rule is passed, the House will debate the impeachment decision itself for two hours, which will be split evenly between the parties

A defense official confirmed to CBS News that the National Guard plans to stop Aug.Bringing 000 members to the country’s capital to aid law enforcement inauguration, the most recent number is an increase from 5000 soldiers who will be supporting the security and logistics in connection with the event over the next week

A person close to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tells CBS News that the leader supports the indictment against Mr. Trump but will not publicly discuss his views until the House officially puts the impeachment article on trial Senate has sent

The GOP representatives Andy Biggs and Mo Brooks distanced themselves from the conservative activist Ali Alexander Biggs and Brooks reportedly helped organize the Stop the Steal rally on Jan. January Congressman Paul Gosar, who was reportedly also involved, did not return CBS News’ request for comment. Alexander recorded a video on Periscope that has since been deleted, claiming Biggs, Brooks and Gosar were involved

“There is no relationship between Mr. Alexander and Congressman Biggs and the comments in the video about Congressman Biggs were wrong, “said a Biggs spokesman.” Congressman Biggs is unaware that he is being told by Mr. Alexander at any point – let alone work with him to get part of a planned protest on Jan. He had no contact with demonstrators or rioters, nor did he ever encourage or promote the rally or protests on January 6 January “

A Brooks spokesman said in a statement that the Congressman “has no recollection of ever communicating in any way with whoever Ali Alexander is”

“Congressman Brooks did not in any way, shape, or shape with Ali Alexander at the Save America rally on Jan. January coordinated Congressman Brooks spoke at the invitation of the White House at the “Save America” ​​rally (the invitation was extended the previous day), no one else, “said the spokesman.” Congressman Brooks has never called for violence like this by outrageously and falsely has been alleged to be outrageous and falsely alleged to its political opponents and the fake news media that falsify, out of context, and thus tarnish Congressman Brooks’ reputation for political gain

The House Majority Leader told reporters on Capitol Hill he expected up to 20 Republicans to clash with Mr. Trump and vote to indict him

“I would be surprised if there weren’t between 10 and 20 Republicans who oppose and support the article,” said Hoyer

So far, five Republicans in the House have publicly announced their intention to join the Democrats in indicting the President

House majority leader Steny Hoyer told Pool reporters Wednesday that he expected the Democrats to send the impeachment article to the Senate “as soon as possible” after the House vote

“I’m assuming we’ll send it asap,” said Hoyer, noting that spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi will make the decision

During the previous impeachment in 2019, Pelosi delayed submitting impeachment proceedings to the Senate

If you send the only impeachment article to the Senate, the ball will be placed in the court of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a few days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Senate rules mandate that impeachment proceedings begin the day after the impeachment managers of the House submit the article to the upper chamber, although the senators can set a date for the unanimous reception of the property managers

Just before 9:30 a.m., the House started its process, which will lead to a vote later that afternoon, to instigate Mr Trump over his role in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol

While Republicans and Democrats alike have condemned the president’s attack and rhetoric, some GOP lawmakers argue that Mr. Trump will only fuel and harm the division in the country

“The majority of the House decides to keep dividing us,” Oklahoma Republican Congressman Tom Cole said in a comment on the floor of the House. “I can’t see any action the House can take to help the American people to divide further than the measures we are thinking about today “

But the Democrats believe the president must be held accountable for his behavior, repeating lies that the election was stolen, prompting his supporters to descend on the Capitol with the aim of preventing Congress from Mr. Biden’s victory

“We cannot have unity without truth and without accountability,” said Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, chairman of the House Rules Committee, in his own remarks. “America has been under attack and we must respond, even if the cause of this violence is in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is “

The Department of Defense allows members of the National Guard to be posted to the US Capitol armed before inauguration, a defense official confirmed

Captain Chelsi Johnson, a spokeswoman for the DC. The National Guard, confirmed Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, agreed to the Guardsmen’s request to assist law enforcement in protecting the Capitol while carrying weapons

Up to 15000 members of the National Guard are expected in D. before the inauguration next week

As the House prepares to vote on its historic second-time vote on the indictment against Mr Trump, the President is not expected to be seen in public

Instead, the White House said Mr. Trump “will be working from early morning until late at night. He will make lots of calls and have lots of meetings”

Ever since the violent crowd of his supporters attacked the Capitol, Mr. Trump was rarely seen in public, making his first public appearance Tuesday while on a trip to Alamo, Texas to survey the wall along the underground-Mexico Border During the remarks, Mr. Trump has declined to accept responsibility for his role at the events

Washington representative Jamie Herrera Beutler announced Tuesday evening that she would vote to indict President Trump of inciting a deadly uprising at the US Capitol on Jan. January Herrera Beutler is the fifth GOP member of the House to support the impeachment

“The President of the United States instigated an insurrection to stop the peaceful transfer of power from one government to the next,” wrote Herrera Beutler in a statement. “That insurrection resulted in five deaths. Everywhere people watched in disbelief as the center American democracy was attacked The violent crowd beat a Capitol officer to death for defacing symbols of our freedom. These terrorists roamed the Capitol chasing the Vice President and Speaker of the House “

Herrera Beutler criticized Mr. Trump’s actions during the Capitol siege found that he was apparently more interested in delaying the vote count than he was in the safety of Congress or the Vice President. She also called the video Mr. Trump sent a speech to his supporters during the uprising “pathetic” “

“I believe President Trump acted against his oath of office, so I will be voting to indict him,” concluded Herrera Beutler

Herrera Beutler’s statement came shortly after the House decided to urge Vice President Pence to remove Mr Trump from office, citing Jan. Amendment Herrera Beutler disagreed with the motion, and Pence informed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prior to the vote that he would be 25 Will not pursue amendment further

The House has approved Congressman Jamie Raskin’s resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to resign on Jan. Appoint amendment and set up an independent body to determine the President’s suitability for office

The vote was 223 to 205. Only one Republican, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, voted for the resolution

Republican Representative Fred Upton became the fourth House Republican to vote for impeachment after Representatives John Kakto, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger on Tuesday

“Today the President described his inflammatory rhetoric at the rally last Wednesday as” perfectly appropriate “and did not regret the violent uprising in the US last week Capitol, “Upton said in a statement.” This sends exactly the wrong signal to those of us who support the core of our democratic principles and who have taken a solemn oath on the Constitution. I would have preferred bipartisan, formal censorship to a lengthy impeachment process, I fear this will now affect important legislative work and a new Biden administration. But it is time to say: enough is enough “

“Congress must hold President Trump accountable and send a clear message that our country cannot and will not tolerate efforts by a president to impede the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next. Therefore, I will vote for the indictment,” said Upton

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