Impeachment

US House to vote on action against Trump

US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One before departing Harlingen, Texas, on Jan 12, 2021.
US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One before departing Harlingen, Texas, on Jan 12, 2021.PHOTO: AFP

The US House of Representatives expects to vote today on whether to begin a second impeachment of President Donald Trump, accusing him of inciting insurrection ahead of last week's storming of the Capitol, congressional Demo-crats said.

The Democrats also introduced a resolution calling on Vice-President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to act to remove Mr Trump, seeking to pass it by unanimous consent, which Republican lawmakers blocked. That resolution will go to the House for a vote today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2021, with the headline 'US House to vote on action against Trump'. Print Edition | Subscribe