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President Donald Trump will have the unique distinction of being the only president to be impeached twice. The U.S. House voted Wednesday, mostly along party lines, to impeach the president for his actions that they say lead to the violence at the U.S. Capitol building last week. Ten Republicans joined all House Democrats in voting in favor of the impeachment.
The charge was for incitement of insurrection. Locally, southern Illinois Republicans voted against the impeachment including Rodney Davis, Mike Bost and Mary Miller. All GOP members in Missouri also voted against the articles but Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois voted to impeach. The vote was 232-197. It is unlikely that the U.S. Senate will take up a trial before Inauguration Day next Wednesday, but it could take up the matter under the new administration.