TEN House Republicans have broken with their party and voted to impeach Donald Trump a second time during his only term as president.
Unlike Trump's 2019 impeachment, this time around several Republicans turned on the president following the Capitol riot on January 6.
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What Republicans have voted for President Trump’s impeachment?
Ten House Republicans have said they will vote to impeach the president, including:
- Liz Cheney of Wyoming
- Dan Newhouse of Washington
- John Katko of New York
- Fred Upton of Michigan
- Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington
- Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
- Peter Meijer of Michigan
- Tim Rice of South Carolina
- David Valado of California
- Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
Who is Liz Cheney?
Elizabeth Cheney is an American attorney serving as the US Representative for Wyoming's Congressional district.
She has been serving the role since 2017, and is the House Republican Conference Chair, the third highest position in the House Republican leadership.
After Cheney announced she would vote to remove Trump from office for his role in the deadly Capitol riots, some allies of the president began taking steps to oust Cheney from her position.
On January 13, Members of the Freedom Caucus began circulating a petition to force a special conference meeting so they could debate and vote on calling Cheney to resign from her post.
Just 20 percent, or 42 members, of the House GOP is required to sign the petition in order to force the meeting.
Has Donald Trump been impeached again?
President Trump has been impeachment for a second time, as House Democrats charged him with inciting insurrection in the wake o the insurrection at the Capitol.
The case will now be tried by the Senate, where a two-thirds majority vote is needed to convict the president on the charges against him.
This means at least 17 Republicans would have to vote for conviction, which according to reports as many as 20 Senate Republicans are open to convicting Trump.
If convicted, the president would be removed from office, and Vice President Mike Pence would take power.
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