Trump impeachment live updates: House debates ‘incitement of insurrection’ charge

Live updates during the transition from the Trump to Biden administrations -- and from the second Trump impeachment.

1/13/2021 8:59:00 PM

'This is one of those moments.' Rep. Adam Schiff says America has endured a Civil War, world wars and more, and will endure 'a Trumpist and white nationalist insurrection,' because 'patriotic Americans step forward to say 'enough.''

Live updates during the transition from the Trump to Biden administrations -- and from the second Trump impeachment.

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Oliver Contreras/Sipa USA via APHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks to a National Guard troop at the East Entrance of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2021.Some National Guard members inside the Capitol were spotted taking in the sights of the Rotunda Wednesday morning, gathering around and listening to Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., an Army veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan.

The Capitol has been closed to tours for months due to the. With the exception of last Wednesday's attack, this is one of the few times visitors have snapped photos inside the building during the pandemic -- finding themselves with unique access as they've been designated to protect the building and lawmakers.

Susan Walsh/APRepublican Rep. Brian Mast gives National Guard troops a tour of the Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2021.As lawmakers arrived on the Hill ahead of the House gaveling in to consider Trump's second impeachment, a heavy National Guard presence greeted them both outside and inside the building -- with some resting, embracing their rifles, on the floor of the Capitol.

Jane Campbell, the president and CEO of the United States Capitol Historical Society, confirmed to ABC News that troops have not been quartered in the Capitol since the Civil War -- when the Rotunda was still under construction, and the open-air space was used as a field hospital.

A Defense official said the National Guard members seen sleeping at the Capitol are on breaks and noted that it’s not uncommon on domestic or overseas deployments to see members taking breaks in between long shifts.Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty ImagesMembers of the National Guard rest in the Capitol Visitors Center, Jan. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C., ahead of an expected House vote on impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time.

There are currently 6,600 members of the National Guard in Washington, D.C. with more continuing to flow in. A Defense official said Wednesday afternoon that the National Guard has now been authorized to have up to 20,000 Guardsmen in Washington for inauguration security and that most may be in town by this weekend.

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Where was Mitt Romney? Or the word impeach officially means nothing. idiots simply can’t see how much China’s GDP boomed under Obama’s policies and trump took it away and Biden is about to give back. Will be the first time ever China beats US in GDP goodjob dems u sure showed the Republicans. USA USA!

Who's truth? The media has yet again distorted the truth and you have fallen for it. You have betrayed your president without any proper justification as you will find out soon enough. She is a bitch! Political suicide 🥵🥰 You go girl Thank you Jim Jordan! It is hilarious reading the Trump haters comments🤣

Wake Up'GOP' for the Good of America, not the Profit of Trump!!!!! Thanks for doing what’s right for the country Congress is having a pearl clutching contest..... Very deep insight being unveiled here now please. FyUoCuK Jim Jordan Fuera del partido republicano.. And the band played on. Doing nothing will set the precedent for all lame duck presidents. We must act accordingly swiftly and quickly

Sure let’s focus on impeaching the president with a week left instead of focusing on stimulus checks Rep. Jim Jordan standing side by side in support of people VOTED MOST LIKELY TO ATTACK THE CAPITOL AND KILL A POLICE OFFICER. TBH I couldn't tell which way she was going to vote. Bullshit everything he has been, because you lacked the BALLS to do what is right, witness with a lot credibility you and your ball less colleagues could not show an decency and honour especially when you sword oath to right by the country. The second impeachment your making(1/2)

TheView I would vote not to impeach, if every republican and the president would just tell the TRUTH about the election!!! No conspiracy, no fraud but a valid true election!! Biden won fairly!! So what is this guy doing trying to invoke white privilege He’s a 🤡 he needs to check his tempter at the door.

TheView And why can’t both be done? Dan the pussie Vote here: As a veteran who served our country... I consider realDonaldTrump a threat to our democracy, an embarrassment to America, and a traitor to the United States Constitution who has spit on the graves of every person who has sacrificed their life for our country. ImpeachTrump

EricInfoTech They really arguing over ousting someone with a week left in office instead of our $1400 is anyone shocked These Trumplicans are an ignorant bunch. If this was BLM they would argue terrorism, full stop. TheView Sick NO, Jim_Jordan by 'cancelling' the impeachment, you don't condemn condone. Ask someone to tell you what that means.

Surely it is cause and effect .Trump was the cause ,the effect was a mob invasion! Hmmm... I actually think a public and impartial trial by a jury of his peers would put to rest the controversy....but if you are too afraid of his followers to continue, perhaps you should stand aside and let the big kids play.

Jim Jordan is basically telling future presidents its cool to stage violent riots and storm the capitol if you didn't like the outcome of an election. We won't hold you accountable, just your followers. Up for impeachment for disgracing USA Trump needs to be brought to trial as anyone else. riots at capital hill fine but MURDERS ALSO HAPPENED AS A RESULT HOW DARE THE MAN. OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE LIVES MATTER NOT HIS VOTES

TheView He can't even wear his mask the correct way. He is so incompetent on so many levels This guy is an ass TheView Republicans trying to hustle everybody out of the room so they can't see the elephant in it anymore. TheView Gym Jordan clearly has no concept of the connection between cause and effect. Expel this mendacious sycophant for active assault on the Rule of Law.

The summer riots or the current riots. Violence is violence Republicans want a civil war Shouldn’t he be casting a spell on Harry Potter or something? What happened last week was a terrorist attack. Just because they have the same skin color as you doesn’t make them good people. Democrats need to not focus on one single speech, but the overall pattern of lies and misinformation that whipped his supporters into the mob that attempted to overturn a fair and secure election.

No! He didn’t!!! That’s exactly what is needed This guy's gotta go. ImpeachTrumpNow Oh funny thing, you forgot to mention the rest of what he said... 🤡 The most powerful person in the world couldn’t pick up the phone and get some back up? Yeah he didn’t want that to happen. Wow... I mean granted... perspective is everything... but this take... blatantly false. Read the speech transcript ass hat

He blames BLM for causing white supremist to try to overthrow the government. Amazing hypocrisy. Not what happened. Well that’s a bold lie! Firey speach about motivation not words to site an ignorant brainwashed cried of violent recruits hand picked via cambridge Analytica that were targeted for lie propaganda.

McClintock arguing that if BLM protests were beaten down more this summer, the insurrection might not have happened. Makes my hair stand on end as I scream into pillow... I think he misquoted the president Why are you elevating this lie ? Ugh. Having all of these white supremacists in office is disturbing.

WRONG! He INCITED them and whipped them into a frenzied MOB of insurrectionists, just like he meant to do.😡 It should be noted that he wore a mask that read THIS MASK IS AS USELESS AS OUR GOVERNOR while 4,000 Americans are dying daily from COVID-19