Washington (WBAP/KLIF) – President Donald Trump is on the verge of becoming the first president to be impeached twice, as lawmakers move quickly to punish him over last week’s deadly Capitol attack.
The wall of Republican support that has enabled President Donald Trump to weather a seemingly endless series of crises is beginning to erode.
Meantime, A handful of Republicans have already said they’ll join the effort, a number that could grow as the vote nears.
The New York Times is reporting that influential Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks Trump committed an impeachable offense and is glad Democrats are moving against him.
Proceedings are underway in the House. The actual vote is expected around 3PM Eastern.
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger is predicting more Republicans will join him in voting to impeach Trump. Several other Republicans are backing impeachment, including No. 3 GOP leader Liz Cheney. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is a member of the House Republican leadership.
“The president of the United States summoned this mob, assembled this mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the president. The president could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not.”
Kinzinger told “CBS This Morning” that “this is one of these moments that transcends politics.”
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