WASHINGTON — House impeachment managers delivered to the Senate late Monday the article of impeachment against Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection, initiating a trial of the former president.
The impeachment resolution accuses Trump of “willfully inciting violence against the government of the United States.”
Trump is the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. He was impeached earlier this month on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot while Congress was in a joint session to certify Electoral College votes for president and vice president in the Nov 3 election. The attempted siege resulted in five deaths.
In a statement issued Friday, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged once the Senate receives the article, “we must start a trial.” The trial is slated to begin the week of Feb. 8, and will be presided over by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, the Senate’s president pro tempore.
The House impeachment managers include Lead Manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, and Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado; David Cicilline, D-Rhode Island; Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Eric Swalwell, D-California; Ted Lieu, D-California; Stacey Plaskett, D-U.S. Virgin Islands; Madeleine Dean, D-Pennsylvania; and Joe Neguse, D-Colorado.
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