Washington – The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump to incite a rebellion in the Capitol, in which five people died, the only president to consolidate his place in history twice as impeached in bipartisan rebels Brought which was approved at an unprecedented speed.
The final vote was 232 to 197, with 10 Republicans together with all 222 Democrats supporting an article of impeachment, accusing the president of “alleging rebellion.”
“We know that the President of the United States incited this rebellion, this armed rebellion, against our common country,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ahead of the vote. “He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love.”
Mr Trump was first impeached in December 2019 for his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Biden family. His second impeachment will come just a week before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the successor. Only two other presidents have been impeached since the founding of the republic.
On 6 January, the president addressed supporters near the White House, urging them to “fight like hell” as members of Congress prepared to formalize Mr Biden’s victory. Later an angry mob marched over the Capitol and broke the complex, breaking windows and breaking doors to reach the halls of Congress. The crowd succeeded in stopping the counting of electoral votes for several hours.
The House Democrats brought the motion for impeachment with an unprecedented motion to vote, with the severity of the attack on the Capitol and limited time remaining in Mr. Trump’s term. The motion was tabled for the first time on Monday, with Democrats initiating a specific hearing process and conducting an investigation.
The impeachment article will soon go to the Senate, where lawmakers should prosecute Trump to indict him and remove him from office. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he had not made a decision on whether he would vote to convict the president in the trial.
With only seven days left in Mr. Trump’s term, the Senate trial could potentially extend to the term of his successor. If this happens, the Senate can still blame Mr. Trump and prevent him from holding any federal office in the future. A two-thirds vote of the Senate is required to convict a vote.
The president insisted on Tuesday that he refused to take responsibility for his role in instigating the mob in the Capitol that his speech before the riot was “completely justified.”