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Republican Representatives Meijer, Upton vote to impeach President Trump

The US Capitol
Jonothan Colman
Michigan is expected to send one less representative to Congress after the Census releases its numbers this week.

The House of Representatives voted 232 to 197, Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for "high crimes and misdemeanors" — specifically, for inciting an insurrection against the federal government at the U.S. Capitol.

Trump has now become the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. Wednesday's vote came a week after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a chaotic scene that left several people dead.

Ten Republicans broke party ranks to vote in favor of impeachment.

Among those Republicans were Michigan Representatives Peter Meijer (R - MI-3) and Fred Upton (R - MI-6).

Meijer and Upton tweeted earlier today:

An impeachment trial will not begin before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20.

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Paulette is a digital media reporter and producer for Michigan Public. She started as a newsroom intern at the station in 2014 and has taken on various roles in that time, including filling in as an on-air host.
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