Trump facing second impeachment as House debates Capitol violence Jan 14, 2021 0 230 12345 dpa Washington The US House of Representatives is poised to impeach outgoing President Donald Trump for an unprecedented second time on Wednesday, a week after he allegedly incited supporters to storm the Capitol.The Democrat-controlled House charges the Republican president with inciting an insurrection, paving the way for an afternoon vote that is expected to pass.That would make Trump, who has only seven days left in his term, the first president to be impeached twice. He was impeached in 2019 on allegations of abusing his position, but the Senate cleared him of charges last year.At least five Republicans said they would join Democrats in voting to impeach Trump, including lawmaker Liz Cheney - the number-three House Republican, Adam Kinzinger and John Katko.As lawmakers debated the charge in the same chamber that was evacuated a week ago as pro-Trump rioters swarmed the Capitol, Democratic Representative Jim McGovern argued that Trump “stoked the anger” of “domestic terrorists.” Republican lawmaker Tom Cole countered that impeachment would “further divide the American people.” An impeachment in the House would lead to a trial in the Senate. A two-thirds majority would be needed to convict Trump in the upper chamber, which is still in Republican control for now.An outcome appears unlikely before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.Although it could be too late to oust Trump, the Senate could also vote to bar him from running for office again, needing only a simple majority.The impeachment debate came a day after Vice President Mike Pence rebuffed Democrats’ calls to use the Constitution’s 25th amendment to remove his boss from office.Trump has remained defiant, taking no responsibility for his role in last week’s assault on Congress, which left five people dead. He said on Tuesday that his speech, which seemed designed to rile up supporters, was “totally appropriate.” The impeachment article notes that Trump repeated false claims that he won the November election at a rally moments before the rampage, which temporarily halted a congressional session to certify Biden’s victory and forced lawmakers to go into hiding.Security at the Capitol has been massively ramped up ahead of Biden’s inauguration. Thousands of National Guard troops were on Wednesday protecting the building, with social media images showing some resting in its halls ahead of the impeachment debate. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES EU condemns first federal execution of woman in US in 67 years Jan 14, 2021 0 230 Russian dissident Navalny says he’ll return to Moscow on Sunday Jan 14, 2021 0 291 Hope & optimism amid pandemic, uniting America at the core of Biden’s inaugural speech, says expert Jan 14, 2021 0 672 Spain’s elderly first in line for COVID-19 vaccine (DPA) Kim again calls for strengthening of N Korea’s nuclear capabilities dpa Seoul North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong Un has reiterated his call for an expansion of the isolated country’s nuclear capabilities at the close of the ruling Workers’ Party’s 8th congress. “While further strengthening .. Over 2,000 cars stuck in eastern France Paris: The travel chaos in eastern France caused by heavy snowfall and ice was slowly easing early on Wednesday morning, after more than 2,000 cars were stuck on a motorway overnight. Hundreds of vehicles were backed up on .. UK concerned about Brazil strain London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that his government is concerned about a new strain of coronavirus that has been identified in Brazil. During a committee hearing, where he was quizzed by lawmakers .. NY city cutting business ties to Trump after Capitol riot NEW YORK: New York City is canceling contracts with the Trump Organisation, Mayor de Blasio said on Wednesday, citing the commander-in-chief’s incitement of the deadly siege of the US Capitol last week. “The president ..