Thursday, January 21, 2021

Republicans divided over plot to impeach US President, Donald Trump

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A race by Democrats to remove President Donald Trump from office is gathering momentum as some of his fellow Republicans begin to break ranks.

The House of Representatives’ third most senior Republican, Liz Cheney said she would vote to impeach Mr Trump over last week’s US Capitol riot.

Earlier in the day the President took no responsibility for the breach of Congress by his supporters.

He will be succeeded by Joe Biden, a Democrat, on 20 January.

The House plans to vote today to charge Mr Trump with inciting insurrection, which would make him the first US President ever to be impeached twice.