Donald Trump becomes the only US president to go through this process twice
| 01/13/2021 | ionicons-v5-c15: 11 | . |
The US House of Representatives approved this Wednesday the opening of a new impeachment against the outgoing president, Donald trump, this time under the accusation of « incitement to insurrection », for last week’s assault on the Capitol.
Trump thus becomes the only president in US history to be politically prosecuted on two occasions.
This Wednesday’s vote ended with 232 votes in favor and 197 against, with ten Republican legislators joining the entire Democratic caucus.
« We know that the US president incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country. He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation we all love, » said Nancy Pelosi, the president of the Low camera, in the debate prior to the vote.
U.S unprecedented political tension in recent times after the violent assault on the Capitol last week by a mob of Trump supporters, which left five dead.
The outgoing president criticized the new impeachment against him as something « absolutely ridiculous » and « a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics. »
All this less than a week before the formal handover ceremony, scheduled for January 20, in which Democrat Joe Biden will assume the Presidency.