WASHINGTON D.C. — (01-13-21) — The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time of his presidency. Trump becomes the first president in American history to be impeached twice while in office.
The impeachment resolution charging Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection,” said the president had incited supporters at a Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C. “Members of the crowd he had addressed … unlawfully breached and vandalized the Capitol, injured and killed law enforcement personnel, menaced Members of Congress, the vice president, and congressional personnel, and engaged in other violent, deadly, destructive, and seditious acts,” stated the resolution.
The measure passed Congress by a vote of 232-197, with 10 Republican members joining 222 House Democrats voting in favor. Four Republicans abstained from the measure.
Trump is the third president in history to be impeached by the House, and the first to be impeached twice. The first two were Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998. However the Senate voted in favor of acquittal in each time.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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