President Donald Trump is impeached for the second time in his term, the first time in US history that a president faces two impeachments during his term in office.
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The House of Representatives approved by 232 to 197 the resolution for a new impeachment. Ten Republicans voted to impeach the president.
Trump faces the charge of “incitement to insurrection.”
The unprecedented vote took place just a week after the president encouraged a mob of supporters to “fight” against the results of the November elections and stormed the Capitol, a violent incident that left dozens of deaths and destruction. arrests.
The four-page impeachment resolution is based on the president’s own incendiary rhetoric and the falsehoods he spread about Biden’s election victory, including a White House rally on the same day as the Capitol attack on 6 January, to build a case for serious crimes and misdemeanors as required by the Constitution.
A true impeachment would be highly unlikely before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Republican leader does not plan to convene the entire Upper House immediately, so any process would not begin until at least January 19.
The fastest way to remove the president would have been if Vice President Mike Pence invoked his constitutional power through the 25th Amendment, but the president refused to do so on Tuesday, despite a lower house resolution pressuring him to take action.
Unlike his first impeachment trial in 2019, which revolved around the investigation into the so-called Russian plot and where he was acquitted, now a small but significant number of Republicans turned away from their party to join the Democrats, claiming that Trump he violated his oath to protect and defend American democracy.
Trump’s shocking image drop in his final days in the White House and alarming warnings of possible violence by his supporters left the nation at an uncomfortable and uncharted juncture before Democrat Joe Biden takes office on Monday. January 20.