4:24 p.m. ET Jan. 13, 2021: President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon. Trump becomes the only U.S. president to ever be impeached twice.
On Wednesday, for the first time in the country’s history, a sitting president will face impeachment for the second time.
A vote to impeach President Donald Trump will be taken a week after he encouraged a mob to “fight like hell” against election results minutes before the crowd made its way to the U.S. Capitol and stormed the building, resulting in the deaths of five people.
Trump faces a single charge of “incitement of insurrection.”
The four-page impeachment resolution cites Trump’s own spreading of rhetoric and falsehoods about Biden’s election victory in building a case for impeaching him on “high crimes and misdemeanors.:
Here is what will happen Wednesday:
The House will convene at 9 a.m. ET and begin debating the rules that will dictate how the process will go.
After the debate to set the rules, which will guide the two hours of debate on the impeachment resolution, the House will vote on those rules.
The House will then begin the debate on the impeachment resolution itself. The two hours will be divided equally between Republicans and Democrats.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has named nine Democrats to serve as impeachment managers, or the people who will present the case against Trump.
Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland was named by Pelosi as “lead manager.” Joining Rankin will be Reps. Diana DeGette of Colorado, David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Joaquin Castro of Texas, Eric Swalwell of California, Ted Lieu of California, delegate Stacey Plaskett from the Virgin Islands, Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado and Rep. Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania.
Republicans have not named who will be leading the debate for their side. During the debate on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan defended the president.
Here is how to watch
What time: The House convenes at 9 a.m. ET; it is likely that the impeachment vote will come sometime after 3 p.m. ET
What channel: All cable news networks will be carrying the proceedings live, as will C-SPAN.
Livestream: Below is a livestream of the proceedings.