House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will transmit an article of impeachment against Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” to the U.S. Senate on Monday.
NBC News reports: “The House impeached Trump the week before he left office for allegedly inciting a deadly riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to overturn the result of the 2020 election. The Senate will now be required to determine whether he should be convicted of the charge, a decision that could prohibit him from running for public office again. The transmission will trigger preparations for a trial that could start as early as next week, but Senate leaders indicated it may be delayed to allow Trump to organize his defense.”
A conviction requires a two-thirds majority vote. It’s not yet clear if the votes are there.
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