- Donald Trump has made history as he was impeached for the second time, becoming the first president in history to be impeached twice
- According to US lawmakers, the president is guilty of incitement of insurrection
- The article of impeachment will now be sent to the Senate for trial but the timing is unknown
For the second time in two years, United States president, Donald Trump has been impeached by the US House of Representatives led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Trump who only has few days to the expiration of his tenure was impeached after he incited his followers to attack the capitol in an effort to stop the certification of Joe Biden's presidential election win.
The Democrats alongside some of their Republican colleagues voted to impeach the controversial president on allegation of "incitement of insurrection.
The resolution passed 232 to 197.
With this, Trump has made history as the only American president impeached twice.
10 members of his party who vote to impeach him include:
Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington
Rep. John Katko of New York
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington
Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan
Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming
Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina
Rep. David Valadao of California
However, it is unknown when the House will send the article of impeachment over to the Senate.
After the Senate receives the article, a trial will take place and if enough senators vote to convict him, Trump will be removed from office. The senators can also vote to ban him from taking public office again.
Meanwhile, the trial might not take place during Trump's administration as he is set to leave office in some days' time. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is expected to determine when the trial will take place.
Recall that Briefly.co.za had reported Trump declared a state of emergency in Washington DC.
The declaration was issued on Monday, January 11, over security reports of possible plots to attack the Capitol building ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration scheduled for January 20.
Trump’s declaration will enable the federal authorities to coordinate with local authorities in providing assistance if any emergency occurs.
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