Trump Makes History As First President To Be Impeached Twice

BP World Bureau | Jan 14 2021
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WASHINGTON, US: US President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House Representative charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol which took place last week. 

Trump made history as the first US President to be impeached twice. 

Read: President Donald Trump Impeached By US House For Obstruction Of Justice, Abuse Of Power 

In a swift motion, the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, with lawmakers voting just one week after violent pro-Trump loyalists stormed the US Capitol.

Pro-Trump supporters were seen chanting slogans against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence. They stormed into the Senate hall and Pelosi's office. 

Prior to the counting, the President urged his supporters to “fight like hell” against the election results, which he claimed were "stolen."

After the riots, Republicans who stood with Trump, including the likes of Lindsey Graham and Mitt Romney, changed their stand and confirmed Biden-Harris's victory. 

Read: Mike Pence Rejects 25th Amendment To Oust Donald Trump 

For the second impeachment motion, along with democrats, ten Republicans broke ties with Trump. 

Republican US Congresswoman Liz Cheney said that Trump betrayed the office and constitution. 

Other Republicans who voted against Trump include; Tom Rice, Anthony Gonzalez, Jaime Beutler, Fred Upton, Adam Kinzinger, David Valadao, Peter Meijer, Dan Newhouse, and John Katko.

Trump later released a video message urging Americans to be "united" and avoid violence in his first comments after being impeached.