House of Representatives transmits article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate

The House earlier this month voted to impeach President Trump during the final days of his presidency.

Updated: January 25, 2021 - 7:23pm

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    The House of Representatives on Monday transmitted to the Senate the article of impeachment against President Trump that the House passed earlier this month during the final days of Trump's term in office.

    While the House impeachment vote took place during the end of Trump's tenure, Joe Biden was sworn in as the nation's 46th president last week, and the impeachment trial will commence during the week of February 8. 

    Sen. Patrick Leahy, the president pro tempore of the Senate, will preside over the impeachment trial.

    The House's vote to impeach then-President Trump earlier this month marked the second time during Trump's four-year term that the chamber has voted to impeach him. The Senate in February 2020 voted to acquit Trump on both articles after the first impeachment in December 2019.

    Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) on Monday read the article aloud in the Senate.