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House Majority Leader Hoyer tells caucus that impeachment vote will be Wednesday

January 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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On a call moments ago, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced that the House will meet Wednesday to vote on impeaching President Trump, sources on the call tell CNN.

On a call moments ago, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced that the House will meet Wednesday to vote on impeaching President Trump, sources on the call tell CNN.

According to details from Hoyer's office, the House majority leader told members on the call that they should plan to return to Washington tomorrow to consider Raskin's resolution, with votes at 7:30 p. m. at the earliest.

Hoyer also assured members that there will be heightened security in and around the Capitol for Wednesday’s impeachment vote, according to a source on the caucus call.

House Democrats formally introduced their resolution today to impeach Trump, charging him with "incitement of insurrection" for his role in last week's deadly US Capitol attack.

Some background: Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday sent a letter to President Trump asking for an emergency declaration in order to get additional funding for Biden's inauguration as safety concerns mount following the US Capitol breach.

DC Attorney General Karl Racine said his office is looking at potentially charging President Trump and others for inciting violence when they spoke to a crowd that later breached the US Capitol on Jan. 6.

Some more context: CNN has previously reported that six House Republicans were captured on video refusing masks offered by a colleague during the US Capitol insurrection.

As House Democrats push to impeach President Trump, there is talk about whether section 3 of the 14th Amendment might apply to him.

Eric Gavelek Munchel, who was arrested Sunday after being depicted in photos wearing black paramilitary gear and carrying plastic restraints inside the Capitol, had been first stopped by law enforcement on Jan. 6 because he was carrying a Taser for self-protection while attending the pro-Trump rally, according to his newly released charging documents.

Two law enforcement officials told CNN earlier that Munchel was seen on Jan. 6 in photos and videos that depicted him inside the US Capitol wearing black paramilitary gear and carrying plastic restraints, an item in a holster on his right hip, and a cell phone mounted on his chest with the camera facing outward, ostensibly to record events that day.

Some House Republicans are privately discussing whether to censure President Trump as a way to express their disapproval about the President's actions without going along with the Democratic effort to impeach him, according to several GOP sources.

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