Bhubaneswar, Jan. 13 -- New York: As US Vice President Mike Pence continued to defy calls to oust President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives launched the impeachment process on Wednesday.

With only seven days left for him in office, Democrats raced against time to impeach Trump on charges of inciting the storming of the Capitol last Wednesday, dispensing usual procedures to try to vote on the articles of impeachment by afternoon.

Trump has been unrepentant about the riot that resulted in the deaths of five people, including one police officer, after his rally of supporters against the election of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President alleging fraud in the voting.

Late Tuesday night, the House passed a res...