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House begins Trump impeachment debate as GOP splinters over rebuke to president

Nancy Pelosi by Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead is licensed under Flickr Public Domain
As the House of Representatives begins debate on the process to impeach President Trump for the second time, Republicans in both chambers of Congress are split on whether to support the effort in the tumultuous final days of the Trump presidency. 

The House started debating the "rule" governing the parameters of the impeachment after 9 a.m. E.T. Wednesday. It then moved forward with two procedural votes which are currently underway. Then two hours of actual debate will happen during the afternoon before a vote on impeachment, which will only need a simple majority.

The debate early Wednesday started with harsh broadsides against the president from House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass. 

"I saw evil," McGovern said of the Trump-supporting mob that stormed the Capitol last week. "These were not protesters, these were not patriots, these were traitors... and they were acting under the orders of Donald Trump."
Source: Fox News
Nancy Pelosi by Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead is licensed under Flickr Public Domain