Once the debate is over, a final vote to impeach the president is expected sometime during the afternoon.
In a speech outside the White House before the riots of January 6, Trump told his supporters that they would "never take back our country with weakness".
Biden said it was important that a Senate impeachment trial in the early days of his term not delay work on his legislative priorities, including cabinet confirmations, and urged Senate leaders to find a way to do both at the same time.
Their sentiments reflect the party-line split in Minnesota's delegation Wednesday in the historic second vote to impeach Trump for his role in inciting a violent attack by his supporters last week on the U.S. Capitol. The mob disrupted the formal certification of Biden's victory over Trump in the November 3 election, sent lawmakers into hiding and left five people dead, including a police officer.
He says Trump told the crowd to march to the Capitol and "the signal was unmistakable".
In a video statement after the vote, Trump did not mention the impeachment vote and took no responsibility for his remarks to supporters last week, but condemned the violence.
Security was exceptionally tight, while shocking images of National Guard troops massed at the iconic Capitol, with secure perimetres around the complex and metal-detector screenings required for lawmakers entering the House chamber.
That's what happened a year ago after Trump was impeached in 2019 by the Democratic-controlled House for pressuring the leader of Ukraine to dig up political dirt on Biden. "He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love". "I hear my Republican colleagues in their argument that impeachment only further divides our country at a time when we must move forward".
Trump was acquitted by the Republican-majority Senate.
On Tuesday, the Illinois Republican said he would vote to impeach Trump, saying the president "broke his oath to office and incited" the January 6 "insurrection" and "used his position in the Executive to attack the Legislative".
"Hours went by before the president did anything meaningful to stop the attack". The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.
One week before Trump is to leave office, a total of 232 lawmakers, including 10 Republicans who broke with the president, voted to impeach the defiant Republican leader for high crimes and misdemeanors on a single charge of "incitement of insurrection".
"I am not choosing a side, I'm choosing truth", Republican Jamie Herrera Beutler said in announcing her support for impeachment. "It's the only way to defeat fear".
The usual process is for the Senate to hold a trial for a president who has been impeached by the House. A two-thirds majority would be needed to convict and remove Trump, meaning at least 17 Republicans in the 100-member chamber would have to join the Democrats.
If a trial begins after January 20, Republicans would no longer hold a majority in the Senate and Schumer would be the majority leader.
That time crunch has sparked debate and speculation about whether the Senate can hold a trial before Trump leaves office. A Senate conviction would be.
"Democrats have prosecuted another unwarranted and politically motivated impeachment", Hagedorn said in a statement released after the House vote.