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Donald J. Trump Becomes First President In U.S. History To Be Impeached Twice


Donald J. Trump Becomes First President In U.S. History To Be Impeached Twice

Donald J. Trump on Wednesday became the only U.S. president to be impeached twice as House Democrats, joined by ten Republicans, charged the President of the United States with inciting the violent insurrection on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol that eventually led to five deaths.

With the ten Republicans joining with 232 Democrats, it became the most bipartisan impeachment in U.S. history.

The article charges Trump with “incitement of insurrection,” alleging his statements to a crowd of his supporters on Jan. 6 “encouraged—and foreseeably resulted in—lawless action at the Capitol.”

The article also cites Trump’s call with Georgia election officials on Jan. 6, in which he asked them to “find” the votes he needed to win the state, as an effort to “subvert and obstruct the certification of the results.”

“Donald John Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to the security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office,” the article concludes.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has not publicly indicated whether he supports or impeachment, turned down Democrats’ request to bring lawmakers back early to start a trial on Wednesday, meaning the earliest date the upper chamber could begin proceedings is January 19, the day before Joe Biden takes office.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Trump denied all responsibility for the violence, which he denounced in muddied terms, and called impeachment “absolutely ridiculous.”


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