Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., gavels in the final vote of the impeachment of President Donald Trump, for his role in inciting an angry mob to storm the Congress last week, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, this time for inciting violence against the U.S. Government.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., was among the 10 Republicans who voted in favor of impeachment per NPR.

"None of this would have happened without the President," Cheney said Tuesday in a statement announcing her decision regarding today's vote. "The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution."

The article of impeachment now heads to the Senate.

Cheney is sitting for a press conference with Wyoming reporters at 3 p.m. Pick up a copy of tomorrow's Jackson Hole Daily for more.

 

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or barnold@jhnewsandguide.com.

Teton County Reporter

Previously the Scene editor, Billy Arnold made the switch to the county beat where he's interested in exploring Teton County as a model for the rest of the West. When he can, he still writes about art, music and whatever else suits his fancy.

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