Solemnity, tension at gaveling of Trump's second impeachment

Washington (AFP) – There was deep silence on the House floor as the gavel struck Wednesday heralding the second impeachment of US President Donald Trump. With hands clasped atop a lectern on which rested the results of the chamber’s historic vote, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the charges, making Trump the only president in US history to be impeached twice, this time for “incitement of insurrection” against the Capitol. During the document’s subsequent sober signing, the mood was a far cry from Trump’s first impeachment, when Pelosi signed the document with multiple pens, distributing them to…

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