Trump impeachment: House debates charge of ‘incitement of insurrection’ – live

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Nancy Pelosi described January 6, when a violent mob stormed the Capitol, as a “day of fire.” George W Bush used the same phrase to describe the September 11 attacks.

“We know that the president of the United States incited this insurrection, armed rebellion, against our common country,” the Democratic speaker said.

House speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked off the two hours of debate on the article of impeachment against Donald Trump.

The Democratic speaker began her remarks by quoting Abraham Lincoln, saying, “We cannot escape history. We… will be remembered in spite of ourselves.”

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Trump impeachment: House debates charge of ‘incitement of insurrection’ – live