House votes to limit President Trump's ability to wage war with Iran after the US killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani. The passage of the resolution comes amid concerns about the escalation of tensions between the U.S. And Iran. The vote broke down largely along partisan lines, garnering overwhelming support from Democrats, but 3 Republicans backed it and 8 Democrats voted against it. The Senate is considering its own version of the measure to force a military withdrawal sponsored by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. Ref. USAToday.
President Trump's impeachment trial officially begins in the Senate, with a reading of the articles of impeachment. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., began reading the articles on the Senate floor, officially starting the trial in which senators will determine whether Trump should be removed from office. After the articles are read, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will be summoned to preside at the trial and will be sworn in at 2 p.m. Then senators will be sworn in. Ref. USAToday.
Except for the embarrassment nothing will come of Trump's impeachment because none of the sitting republicans will support it.
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