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Highlights and analysis: House impeaches Trump for 'incitement of insurrection'

Trump is the first president to be impeached twice.
Image: Red bubbles show the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump with words about \"impeachment,\" \"election\" and \"insurrection.\"
Chelsea Stahl / NBC News

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.

This live coverage has ended. Continue to read about the impeachment process from Monday and Tuesday and about the events leading up to the riot at the Capitol last week and its aftermath.

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."

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Hope Hicks leaves the White House


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Former Olympic swimmer Klete Keller charged in Capitol riot

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Facebook says it sees increase in calls to violence in the U.S.

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Rep. Peter Meijer becomes 7th House Republican to back impeachment

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Stun guns, 'stinger whips' and a crossbow: What police found on the Capitol protesters

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House vote to impeach Trump for a second time begins

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Trump monitoring proceedings from the White House


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Houston officer relieved of duty after taking part it in riot

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Rep. Pressley's husband tests positive for Covid after sheltering during Capitol attack

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Pepperoni or cheese? Lawmakers deliver pizza to National Guard

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McConnell undecided on conviction

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Ivanka Trump not expected to attend inauguration

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Rep. Chip Roy says Trump's conduct was impeachable, but opposes the article

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House Republicans put divides over Trump's culpability on clear display


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GOP Rep. wears 'censored' mask while speaking on House floor

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Pelosi to speak at lectern commandeered during Capitol riots

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Trump releases tweet-sized statement urging demonstrations to remain peaceful

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To resounding applause, Rep. Newhouse becomes 6th House GOPer to support impeachment

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'I'm not going anywhere': Cheney responds to calls for her ouster as part of GOP leadership

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McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack'

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Gaetz draws boos from Dems as he blames left for inciting 'far more political violence than the right'

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Republicans continue to defy metal detectors as Capitol security ramps up

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McConnell rejects request to hold impeachment trial before inauguration

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Trump grows defiant as the White House becomes a ghost town

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'We told you so,' Democratic Rep. Richmond says

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House Democrat asks FBI to investigate 'reconnaissance' tours claims

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Pelosi calls Trump 'a clear and present danger' to the U.S. ahead of impeachment vote

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House moves to consideration of impeachment measure

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Group of prominent business leaders says Trump 'deserves the strongest possible condemnation'

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Pelosi thanks troops stationed outside the Capitol

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Troops receive arms outside the Capitol

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Congressman gives National Guard troops a Capitol tour

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CNN host clashes with GOP Rep. who faulted 'both sides' for Capitol riots

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Jim Jordan says he wants vote to expel Liz Cheney from GOP House leadership

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Airbnb canceling, blocking reservations in Washington around Inauguration Day

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House now conducting procedural rule votes

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National Guard troops pose before Rosa Parks statue in Capitol

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Putting Trump’s House GOP defectors into historical context

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Hoyer says House will send article of impeachment to Senate immediately

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Capitol Police official tells Congress he saw no FBI intelligence before Jan. 6 siege


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National Guard troops rest before impeachment vote

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Worried about free speech, FBI never issued intelligence bulletin about possible Capitol violence

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De Blasio announces NYC severs all contracts with Trump Organization

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AOC says she feared for her life during Capitol riot: 'I thought I was going to die'

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Republicans protest, circumvent new metal detectors inside Capitol after riot

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Trump impeachment may define the Republican Party

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House poised to impeach Trump for second time

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Fifth GOP House member backs impeachment

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Rep. Jim Jordan laments new House rules, 'cancel culture'