Trump faces second impeachment

Source : 112 Ukraine

The politician became the first U.S. leader to be impeached twice; the House of Representatives of the Congress blamed him for "inciting of insurrection" during the recent attack on the Capitol Hill
22:37, 14 January 2021

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Donald Trump got impeached for the second time during his career; thus, he became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached twice. DW reported this citing the resolution of the Congress's House of Representatives.

"Lawmakers supporting impeachment say Trump was responsible for inciting a mob of supporters that stormed the Capitol Building last week. The resolution to impeach passed by 232 to 197. Ten Republicans joined 222 Democrats in voting for impeachment", reads the news piece.

Earlier, Democrats urged Vice President Mike Pence to use his right granted by the 25th Amendment to the Constitution and to remove Trump from office. Pence refused to do so.

Related: U.S. Congress approves resolution on Trump's removal from office

According to the story by DW, "the article of impeachment will now head to the US Senate, still controlled by the Republican Party, which is set to conduct a trial on the charges. A two-thirds majority is needed to convict Trump on the charge (...) Trump is among the three US presidents who have been impeached, but he may become the first to be tried by the Senate after leaving office".

Related: U.S. Congress starts debates on Trump’s impeachment

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