House set to consider Trump impeachment on Wednesday

The United States House of Representatives is set to consider President Donald Trump's impeachment on Wednesday after Vice President Mike Pence said he will not invoke the 25th Amendment.

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Vice President Mike Pence said he will not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, according to a letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A vote for impeachment is expected to take place on Wednesday morning.

House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump on Monday, accusing him of inciting insurrection at the Capitol building on January 6. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told GOP colleagues on Friday that the earliest a Senate trial could likely be held would be on January 19, according to a memo obtained by several news outlets.

The House will convene at 9 am ET on Wednesday to consider the article of impeachment against Trump, Rep. Steny Hoyer told Democratic lawmakers on Monday. President-Elect Joe Biden, who’s set to be inaugurated next week, has asked congressional leaders if impeachment can be managed alongside the presidential transition.

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