In a historic vote, the House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached President Donald Trump for urging his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol last week, making him the first president to be impeached twice.
The article of impeachment, for "incitement of insurrection," was adopted by the Democratic-controlled House, 232 to 197, after several hours of debate. A group of 10 Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump.
Democrats are prepared to send the resolution to the Senate immediately to allow a trial to determine whether to convict Trump and bar him from holding future office, although it is unclear when that trial will happen.
Trump has defended his speech at a march last week that helped incite a crowd of his supporters to violently storm the U.S. Capitol, calling it "totally appropriate" on Tuesday. That remark came just hours before the House approved a separate resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.
Read the highlights:
— Pence rejected House Democrats' demand to invoke the 25th Amendment as more Republicans back impeachment.
— "Mind-blowing" number of crimes committed during Capitol riot, 160 case files opened, say officials.
— "Chilling": Security tightens around the Capitol ahead of Biden inauguration amid "increased threat."
Rep. Jim Jordan laments new House rules, 'cancel culture'
Speaking Tuesday, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, lamented new rules put in place that mandate masks of the House floor and require that members enter the Capitol through metal detectors following last Wednesday's riot, saying they were passed with "less than 40 minutes of debate."
He then criticized Democrats for having "an obsession" with removing President Donald Trump from office.
"This is more than about impeaching the president of the United States," he said. "This is about canceling the president and canceling all the people you guys disagree with. And that's what scares me more than anything."
"I don't know where it ends," he continued. "The cancel culture doesn't just go after conservatives and Republicans. It won't just stop there. It'll come for us all. That's what's frightening."
Jordan, one of Trump's closest allies and staunchest defenders, then called for unity as the president faces a second impeachment for his role in egging on the crowd that rioted at the Capitol.
In response, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Mc., said: "The cancel culture of violent white supremacy tried to cancel out all of our lives last Wednesday."
Later, in delivering his closing remarks, Jordan condemned the violence and pointed to protests over the summer, saying Republicans condemned "violence" then as well.
"Democrats have been consistent in their one quest: To overturn the 2016 election," he said, adding, "Continuing this quest is not what the country needs, particularly after the year the country has lived through. So I hope we will not vote for" calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.