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Grun Kibben, the House chaplain, reflected on the gravity of the day and the grief of the past week in her opening prayer this morning.

“We stand before you to give account for our role in today’s momentous decisions and our deepest desire to carry out responsibilities to govern, protect and preserve this nation while yet unsettled by the events of this past week,” Kibben said.

After gaveling in the session, the House immediately went into a brief recess before starting the debate on the article of impeachment.

The final vote on the article, incitement of insurrection, is expected around 3 pm ET.

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