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Now that Trump is impeached (again), what’s next?
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WASHINGTON, Jan 14 — The US House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump yesterday for a second time — just days before he is scheduled to leave office — raising questions about what happens next.

The House voted 232-197 to impeach the president, with 10 members of Trump’s Republican Party joining 222 Democrats.

Here are some of the possible scenarios after the House impeached Trump for inciting last week’s attack by his supporters on the US Capitol as Congress certified Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential election victory:

Senate trial

Now that Trump has been impeached, it is up to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to submit the article of impeachment to the Senate at a time of her choosing.

The Senate would then hold a trial.

That’s what happened last year after Trump was impeached in 2019 by the Democratic-controlled House for pressuring the leader of Ukraine to dig up political dirt on Biden.

Trump was acquitted by the Republican-majority Senate in February 2020.

This time, however, Trump has only a week left in the White House and Biden is to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on January 20.

The Senate is currently in recess and is not scheduled to return until January 19.

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