Donald Trump made history on Wednesday as he became the first US President to be impeached twice. The US House of Representatives called out the President and voted to charge him with crimes that involved his role in driving his supporters to disrupt the meeting at the Capitol building on January 6th leading to the death of 5 people.
The impeachment for “incitement of insurrection” was pressed after the House passed a vote of 232-197 stating Trump’s comments and actions had provoked the rioters to attack Washington DC’s Capitol.
Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker while singing the proposal of impeachment following the voting process said, “Today, in a bipartisan way, the House demonstrated that no one is above the law – not even the President of the United States.”
She said that the movie makes it certain that “Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our country”.
Along with the 222 Democrats, 10 Republicans stepped in to vote for the impeachment of Trump.
The riot at the Capitol building forced the Democrats to call for the President’s impeachment as his instigative speech delivered on the certification morning attracted hundreds of rioters into the venue.
According to the article of impeachment, Trump was charged guilty of making false claims on multiple occasions regarding the election fraud while urging everyone to not accept the results.
He also “willfully made statements that, in context, encouraged – and foreseeably resulted in – lawless action at the Capitol, such as: ‘if you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore,’” the article further says.
However, there was no immediate comment from Trump on the issue.
On Wednesday, he posted a video message from the White House’s official Twitter account condemning the Capitol attack while adding that no sort of violence could ever be explained.
“I want to be very clear; I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement,” Trump said.
He had a different tone on Tuesday when he supported the violence of January 6th and called the impeachment probability a dangerous move and “a continuation of the greatest and most vicious witch hunt in the history of our country”.
Trump’s earlier impeachment received no GOP support, unlike the second one that witnessed the votes of 10 Republicans.
There is a likelihood of the President undergoing a trial arranged by the Senate, although it isn’t expected anytime before Biden enters the office.
His trial could also attract verdicts that would rob the possibility of him standing for the elections ever again as there are high chances of his “disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States” in the future.
The House has also announced the name of managers who will be prosecuting the case.
After the voting ended, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said: “Make no mistake, there will be an impeachment trial in the United States.”
“There will be a vote on convicting the president for high crimes and misdemeanors. And if the president is convicted, there will be a vote on barring him from running again,” Schumer added.