WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice by the U.S. House of Representatives.
On a 232-197 vote Wednesday the House approved the article of impeachment.
Bloomington-Normal lawmakers Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Peoria) and Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) voted against the impeachment movement.
As expected, Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Channahon was the lone Illinois Republican to favor impeaching Trump. Other state Republicans against the measure were Rep. Mary Miller (R-Oakland) Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro). Throughout Wednesday’s hearing in the House, Republicans said impeachment would only further divide the nation.
All 13 Illinois Democratic Congressmen voted in favor of impeachment.
Earlier Wednesday, Davis called for a commission to hold hearings in lieu of impeachment.
Lawmakers linked the president with inciting last week’s insurrection by supporters who stormed the Capitol.