Live Updates: What's Next in the Trump Impeachment Process?

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With less than a week before he will be inaugurated, president-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will unveil his stimulus proposals in a speech, laying out plans to expand coronavirus vaccinations and heal the economy.
Live Updated Jan. 14, 2021, 8:45 a.m. ET Jan. 14, 2021, 8:45 a.m. ET Live Updates: Biden Keeps Focus on the Future as Trump Is Impeached Again

As Trump is impeached for a second time, Biden tries to stay above the fray. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. after receiving a second dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Newark, Del., on Monday. He has remained focused on fighting the pandemic and reviving the economy. Credit... Amr Alfiky/The New York Times The House on Wednesday voted for a historic second impeachment of President Trump, approving 232 to 197 a single article citing his role in whipping up a mob that stormed the Capitol last week. But as his fellow Democrats denounced the assault and Mr. Trump's incitement of the rioters, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has maintained a studied cool, staying largely removed from the proceedings and keeping his focus on battling the coronavirus pandemic, reviving a faltering economy and lowering the political temperature. In a statement after the vote, Mr. Biden denounced the attack and said the bipartisan group of lawmakers who backed impeachment had rightfully followed "the Constitution and their conscience." But he also pledged to ensure that Americans "stand together as a nation" when he becomes president next week, exhibiting the deliberate approach to politics that characterized his path to the White House. Mr. Biden's focus on the governing challenge ahead is based on the view that the nation is in a devastating crisis that requires him to prioritize keeping Americans healthy. But it also underscores the contrast between his cautious, centrist approach to politics and the anger of many Democratic officials and voters over Mr. Trump's assaults on democratic norms. The president-elect has made it clear that he intends to work toward repairing the breach in American political culture after Mr. Trump's four tumultuous years in office. But he will be pursuing his agenda with slim Democratic majorities in both…
Michael D. Shear, Michael Crowley
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