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President Trump has become the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives delivered the historic rebuke to Trump on Wednesday afternoon — exactly one week after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building in a rampage that led to five deaths, including that of a Capitol Police officer.

The Democratic-controlled House approved a resolution Tuesday night calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to assume the powers of the presidency.

Several Republican members of Congress grew angry on Tuesday over new security systems implemented at the Capitol. The safety measures, which included metal detectors and physical pat-downs in some instances, were introduced after last week's deadly insurrection at the complex.

"You are creating a problem you do not understand the ramifications of," Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas was heard yelling at police who were conducting the check, according to a press pool report.

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What was supposed to be a routine vote to confirm Joe Biden as the next President turned into a violent insurrection of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, and images quickly circulated online of a chaotic standoff between Capitol police and pro-Trump extremists as Oklahoma Representative Markwayne Mullin watched behind the seats of Congress.

Heading into Wednesday's joint session of Congress to tally the Electoral College vote results, lawmakers anticipated a long day peppered with objections hinged on baseless allegations of election fraud. More than a dozen Republican senators had said they would object to at least one state's election results.

Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin tells Here & Now that he does not hold President Trump solely responsible for the violent mobs who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, and that he believes it was “not a security failure” because Capitol Hill police were willing “to fight and defend” lawmakers in Congress.

The counting of Electoral College votes in Congress on Wednesday devolved into chaos as pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Republican Senator James Lankford was on the floor objecting to the counting of the vote when the Capitol building was put on lockdown.

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A record number of Oklahomans voted this year. More than 1.5 million Oklahomans cast ballots during the 2020 general election, beating 2016's number of about 1.4 million. Oklahoma also saw about an 175% increase in mail and absentee voting compared to 2016.

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On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills aimed at protecting Native American women from violence.

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin co-sponsored Savanna's Act and the Not Invisible Act to combat the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Both passed the House on Monday and are expected to be signed by President Trump.

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New legislation aimed at narrowing the digital divide in Indian Country was introduced last month.

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin is part of the bipartisan effort to increase tribal access to high-speed internet. It's part of the Federal Communications Commission's $4 billion E-Rate Program.

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