Trump impeachment trial to focus on his attacks on election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment could go to trial as soon as Inauguration Day, with U.S. senators serving not only as jurors but as shaken personal witnesses and victims of the deadly siege of the Capitol by a mob of his supporters. Trump is the only president to be twice impeached, […]

Trump impeached after Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol last week. With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops inside and out, the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump. The proceedings moved at […]

Trump says ‘tremendous anger’ in nation over impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous anger” in America. Already scheduled to leave office next week, Trump […]

House preps impeachment; GOP blocks ouster-by-Cabinet call

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority to remove President Donald Trump from office was blocked Monday by Republicans. Democrats in the House are pushing Pence and the Cabinet to oust Trump, saying he is unfit for office after encouraging a protest march that turned into […]

Pelosi, Democrats lay plans for swift Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats laid plans Friday for impeaching President Donald Trump, even as he’s headed out of the White House, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she had spoken to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about preventing an “unhinged” Trump from ordering a nuclear strike in his final days. Pelosi and […]

Trump faces reality amid talk of early ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — With 13 days left in his term, President Donald Trump finally bent to reality Thursday amid growing talk of trying to force him out early, acknowledging he’ll peacefully leave after Congress affirmed his defeat. Trump led off a video from the White House by condemning the violence carried out in his name […]

Delaware delegation supports removing Trump from office

DOVER — All three members of Delaware’s U.S. congressional delegation are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office ahead of the Jan. 20 inauguration. Following Wednesday’s riot, where hundreds of pro-Trump extremists forced their way into the U.S. Capitol while lawmakers were in session to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential […]

Members of Delaware’s congressional delegation safe after breach of Capitol

WASHINGTON — The three members of Delaware’s congressional delegation are safe after violent supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. According to their offices, Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester were unharmed but deeply unsettled. “I never thought I would see this in our nation — […]

Congress set to confirm Biden’s electoral win over Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers mounted their first official challenge to Joe Biden’s presidential election win Wednesday, objecting to state results from Arizona as they took up Donald Trump’s relentless effort to overturn the election results in an extraordinary joint session of Congress. Outside, demonstrators tried to shove their way into the Capitol, scuffling with […]

GOP torn over Trump’s Electoral College challenge of Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s extraordinary challenge of his election defeat by President-elect Joe Biden is becoming a defining moment for the Republican Party before next week’s joint session of Congress to confirm the Electoral College results. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging Republicans not to try to overturn the election, but not […]