The House is expected to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time Wednesday, part of a broader attempt to remove the president from office early after a violent riot at the Capitol last week left five dead. If approved, Trump would become the first president in history to be impeached twice.
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House Democrats impeached Trump in December 2019, charging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in his dealings with Ukraine. But the Senate acquitted him. An open question this time is how many Republicans will join Democrats in voting to impeach the president, as many lawmakers blame Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 attack. As of early Wednesday, at least three House Republicans said they will vote with Democrats to impeach Trump, with more possibly joining them. The article of impeachment charges the president with "incitement of insurrection" for "spreading false statements" about the election.
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