A week after President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U. Capitol, the U. House of Representatives gathered on Wednesday to impeach the president for his role in an assault on American democracy that stunned the nation and left five dead. At least five Republicans have said they would join Democrats to impeach Trump for the second time, just seven days before he is due to leave office and President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. A vote of the House majority to impeach would trigger a trial in the still Republican-controlled Senate, although it was unclear whether such a trial would take place in time to expel Trump from the White House. Washington is on high alert after the riot and with a week to go in Trump's term.
In Wyoming, Cheney faces blowback for vote to impeach Trump
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He has been cited as the most powerful vice president in American history. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger , eventually working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations. He served as White House chief of staff from to In , Cheney was elected to the U. House of Representatives.
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Cynthia Lummis, a Cheyenne-area rancher and former congresswoman. Vocal opponents of any such move include Wyoming Rep. The split in this reddest of states — while Trump continues to make unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud and voting irregularities — hints at possible trouble ahead for Republican unity once Biden is sworn in as president Jan.
Sixty-one Republicans in the House voted to oust Rep. Earlier in the day, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. Earlier in the week, some House conservatives claimed they had over votes and possibly committed votes. In private, they're still more the Bush-Cheney party than the Trump party.