House Votes to Impeach President Trump

Their charge: Incitement of insurrection.

In a 232-197 vote on Wednesday, the divided House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on a count of incitement of insurrection, saying he motivated a crowd of supporters to infiltrate and cause havoc at the U.S. Capitol last week while legislators were in the process of certifying the Electoral College votes in the November presidential election.

The House allowed two hours of debate before taking their vote. This is the second time the House has voted to impeach President Trump… even though his term is due to end with the January 20 inauguration of Joe Biden.

At the start of the hearing, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the chamber that the president presents a danger and must go. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that a hurried impeaching will “further divide this nation.”

President Trump issued a brief statement. “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be no violence, no lawbreaking and no vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for,” he said.

“I call on all Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You,” the president stated.

The matter will now go to the Senate for a trial. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would not call an emergency session to try to resolve the case while President Trump remains in office.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump, his family, and others, as another impeachment trial is prepared in the Senate.
  • For members of the Senate to be prayerful and seek wisdom as they prepare to vote.
  • For believers to be known as followers of Christ by their love.
  • For a restoration of calm in the nation.

Sources: AP, Newsmax


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