WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and then a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Voting on an article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection” is underway in the House.
Actual removal seems unlikely before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Republican leader would not agree to bring the chamber back immediately, all but ensuring a Senate trial could not begin at least until Jan. 19.
Still, McConnell did not rule out voting to convict Trump in the event of a trial.