The Morning Dispatch: Impeached Again
Happy Thursday! As of yesterday afternoon, Donald Trump is now the only cast member of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York to be impeached by the House of Representatives on two separate occasions.
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The House impeached President Trump Wednesday in a 232-197 vote on charges of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. All House Democrats—and 10 House Republicans, including Reps. Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, Peter Meijer, Anthony Gonzalez, and Tom Rice—voted for the measure.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the impeachment trial will begin next week at the earliest, saying “there is simply no chance that a fair or serious trial could conclude before President-elect Biden is sworn in next week.” McConnell added that he has “not made a final decision” on how he will vote in the trial.
President Trump issued a statement yesterday (which was also texted to campaign supporters) calling for calm leading up to and on Inauguration Day. “I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind,” he said. “This is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for.” He expanded upon this message in a pre-recorded video as well. “Mob violence goes against everything I believe in, and everything our movement stands for,” he said. “No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence.”