Here’s how NC, SC representatives voted on President Trump’s impeachment

Here’s how NC, SC representatives voted on President Trump’s impeachment
(Alex Brandon)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 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 in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops inside and out, the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump.

Actual removal seems unlikely before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Republican leader would not agree to bring the chamber back immediately, all but ensuring a Senate trial could not begin at least until Jan. 19.

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Still, McConnell did not rule out voting to convict Trump in the event of a trial. In a note to his fellow Republican senators just before the House was to begin voting, he said he has not made a final decision on how he will vote.

Ten Republicans fled Trump, joining Democrats who said he needed to be held accountable and warned ominously of a “clear and present danger” if Congress should leave him unchecked before Democrat Joe Biden’s inauguration Jan. 20.

Trump is the only U.S. president to be twice impeached.

His first impeachment in 2019 brought no Republican votes in the House. This time 10 Republicans broke rank and voted in favor of impeachment.

Here’s how North Carolina’s delegation voted:

Voted to impeach Trump:

  • Alma Adams (D)
  • George “G.K.” Butterfield (D)
  • Kathy Manning (D)
  • David Price (D)
  • Deborah Ross (D)

Voted against impeachment:

  • Dan Bishop (R)
  • Ted Budd (R)
  • David “Madison” Cawthorn (R)
  • Virginia Foxx (R)
  • Richard Hudson (R)
  • Patrick McHenry (R)
  • David Rouzer (R)

Not voting:

  • Gregory Murphy (R)

Here’s how South Carolina’s delegation voted:

Voted to impeach President Trump:

  • James “Jim” Clyburn (D)
  • Tom Rice (R)

Voted against impeachment:

  • Jeff Duncan (R)
  • Nancy Mace (R)
  • Ralph Norman (R)
  • William Timmons (R)
  • Joe Wilson (R)

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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