Trump Impeached For Historic Second Time After Capitol RiotAfrican News, Featured, Latest News, News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. House of Representatives votes to impeach Donald Trump for inciting the recent deadly Capitol siege, making him the first president to be impeached twice.
Trump was impeached by a total of 232 lawmakers; 222 democrats and 10 republicans while 197 republicans voted against the impeachment.
The outcome, which was expected, comes only seven days before Trump leaves office and Democratic President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated.
The Democrat-controlled House charged Trump with inciting an insurrection after a mob of his supporters, riled up by his false claims of election fraud, stormed Congress and temporarily halted a joint session to certify Biden’s victory.
The House impeachment will lead to a trial in the Senate, where a two-thirds majority is needed to convict Trump.
An outcome appears unlikely before Biden is sworn in as president.
Short URL: https://www.africanexaminer.com/?p=58834