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Republican Representatives Meijer, Upton vote to impeach President Trump

Jan 13, 2021

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The House of Representatives voted 232 to 197, Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for "high crimes and misdemeanors" — specifically, for inciting an insurrection against the federal government at the U.S. Capitol.

Trump has now become the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. Wednesday's vote came a week after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a chaotic scene that left several people dead.

Ten Republicans broke party ranks to vote in favor of impeachment.

Among those Republicans were Michigan Representatives Peter Meijer (R - MI-3) and Fred Upton (R - MI-6).

Meijer and Upton tweeted earlier today:

An impeachment trial will not begin before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20.

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