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The House begins the session in which it will vote for a second impeachment of Trump

The House of Representatives began its session on Wednesday in which it plans to vote the new impeachment against President Donald Trump after the violent assault on the Capitol last Wednesday by a mob of his followers, in which five people died.

Democrats, with a majority in the Lower House, will seek this Wednesday to accuse the president of the charge of “inciting insurrection.”

The vote is expected to go ahead with the backing of the Democratic caucus, and at least four Republican lawmakers have announced they will join the initiative: Adam Kizinger, a congressman from Illinois; Liz Cheney, congresswoman from Wyoming; John Katko, from New York; and Fred Upton, from Michigan.

The process initiated in the Lower House promises to force the Senate to subject Trump to an impeachment trial that will take place when the president-elect, Democrat Joe Biden, is already in power, and which therefore will not have as its main objective the impeachment of the president but his possible disqualification from holding future political positions.

For his part, Trump broke his silence on Tuesday after the assault on the Capitol by calling the new impeachment trial “absolutely ridiculous” and “a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”

If passed, he will become the first president to face two political trials in the country’s history.

The United States is experiencing moments of recent unprecedented political tension less than a week before the formal handover ceremony, scheduled for January 20, in which Biden will assume the presidency.

The authorities have already carried out a huge police deployment in Washington, with more than 10,000 troops, and erecting fences around the Capitol, on whose steps the investiture ceremony will take place, to avoid the scenes of the chaotic day last Wednesday that they went around the world.