Trump Slated to be First President Ever Impeached Twice

Trump Slated to be First President Ever Impeached Twice

Written on 01/13/2021
Willania Ortiz

President Donald Trump is slated to hand over control of the White House to President-elect Joe Biden in one week.

What We Know:

  • House Votes to impeach President Trump for a second time! The resolution passed 232 to 197.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives gaveled in to acknowledge the second impeachment of President Trump. Democrats formally introduced an impeachment determination Monday, charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection” after he told his supporters at a “Save America Rally” to march on the Capitol during Congress’ joint session to count Electoral College votes on Jan. 6. House lawmakers gathered this morning to debate and vote on the article of impeachment.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a note to his Republican associates this afternoon on the impeachment.

“While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate.”

  • The House concluded its first round of debate on impeachment and it took the day’s first procedural vote. It was expected to take approximately 45 minutes to one hour, accompanied by a second procedural vote on the rule that could take an equal amount of time. After those votes, the House will commence two hours of debate on the impeachment article charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection”.

  • Democrat Rep. James McGovern, the chairman of the House Rules Committee, when closing out the morning debate, stated the impeachment vote would show who in Congress stands with the president “no matter what he does” and who stands up to him.

  • Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a strong critic of Trump’s who called to impeach Trump last week while the attack was ongoing, stated it’s about holding the president responsible for his actions, as their oath as lawmakers require.

“It was a violent attempt to interrupt our democratic process,” said Omar, who also called Trump a “tyrant.” “We cannot simply move past this or turn the page. For us to be able to survive as a functioning democracy, there has to be accountability.”

  • BY the day’s end, the House voted to impeach President Trump for a second time! The resolution passed 232 to 197.

The storming of the Capitol left at least five dead and forced Congress to evacuate and seek shelter.