House delivers article of impeachment against Trump to Senate

The single article charges the former president with incitement of insurrection for the Capitol riots nearly three weeks ago. The trial is expected to start the week of Feb. 8.
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pandemic and we begin with the second impeachment trial of president trump. The house delivered the article charging trump with inciting insurrection last night. You see it there. The senators who will serve as jurors will be sworn in today. Congressional correspondent Rachel Scott on capitol hill has the very latest for us this morning, good morning, Rachel. Reporter: Amy, good morning. And Democrats started drafting that article of impeachment while they were hiding from violent mobs here in the united States capitol. It has now been handed over to the senate setting the stage for something we have never seen before in our nation's history, an impeachment trial of a former president. Overnight a historic March across the capitol. The house delivering the article of impeachment to the senate. I announce the presence of the managers. Reporter: And triggering the start of the second impeachment trial against former president Donald Trump. President trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government. Donald John trump thus warrants impeachment and trial. Reporter: Lead house impeachment manager congressman Jamie Raskin reading that single article of impeachment from the same chamber that violent mob stormed nearly three weeks ago. This video from the "New Yorker" showing the moment they entered. Democrats charging trump with incitement of insurrection demanding he be held accountable for his words. Fight like hell. Reporter: And in the trial they will argue that rally was part of a larger rally to subvert the 2020 election. He has not demonstrated remorse. He has not even acknowledged his role in the events of January 6th. And he has never disavowed the lies that were fed to the American people by him about who actually won the election. Reporter: Both sides now have two weeks to prepare their case. The trial will not begin until the week of February 8th. The constitution says the chief justice presides over an impeachment trial of the president. But since Donald Trump is no longer in office democratic senator Patrick Leahy will overnight president Biden telling CNN he believes the trial has to happen but casting doubt that there will be enough Republican support to convict. A growing number of GOP lawmakers say since the president is already out of office, the trial should be tossed out. And in just a few hours the senators will be sworn in as jurors in this trial. Both sides signaling they want to get this trial over with quickly. Senate majority leader chuck Schumer says few, if any, witnesses will be called noting that the lawmakers were all witnesses to what happened on January 6th, Amy. Rachel, news from overnight, the senate leaders agreed to move forward with the power-sharing deal. Tell us about it. Reporter: Yeah, this is something that lawmakers were grappling with for just about a week. They had to come up with a power-sharing agreement because the senate is split 50/50. The major sticking point here, whether or not to get rid of the filibuster. This would require Republican support for a bill to move to the floor. Both sides agreeing to move forward and get to work on legislation for the American people, Amy. All right, Rachel Scott, we appreciate it. Thank you.

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