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House Votes To Transmit Trump Impeachment Articles to Senate

Jan 15, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the impeachment trial will likely start next week.
Credit J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The House of Representatives is taking the formal step of voting to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, which will hold a trial. The House voted to impeach Trump last month on two articles, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

After the House vote to transmit, the articles are physically brought to the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that the trial will likely start Tuesday. 

Watch the proceedings live, time to be announced Wednesday morning.

Trump is only the third President in U.S. history to be impeached. In the House, every Republican opposed impeachment. Republicans are in the majority in the U.S. Senate.

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