The House on Wednesday impeached President Trump for "incitement of insurrection" stemming from his supporters' deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol. Trump is the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. The vote was 232-197, with 10 Republicans joining Democrats and insisting that Trump be held accountable for the violent effort to prevent Congress from certifying his Electoral College loss to President-elect Joe Biden. The attack left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer. Numerous Republicans called the charges politically motivated. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Trump "bears responsibility" for the Capitol siege but shouldn't be impeached with just a week left in his presidency. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Trump "must go" because he poses "a clear and present danger."
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