Trump impeached: Inside the chamber as the historic vote was passed | Ben Riley-Smith analysis

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Published on 14 Jan 2021, 9:35
There was no spasm of celebration or wave of applause at the moment Donald Trump made history by becoming the first US president ever to be impeached twice, says Ben Riley-Smith.

Instead there was near silence in the US House of Representatives after Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House speaker who green-lit the lightning quick impeachment drive, uttered the critical words.

“On this vote, the ayes are 232, the nays are 197. The resolution is adopted,” she said from the Speaker’s chair, swiftly followed by a thwack of the gavel.

Read Ben’s full account here:

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