Donald Trump makes history as the first US president to be impeached twice. The house voted on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time in response to his role in inciting last week’s riot at the US Capitol.
The House voted 232 to 197 exactly one week after the capitol riots. Ten Republicans, including the House’s No. 3 Republican, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, joined all Democrats to impeach Trump for “incitement of insurrection.”
Donald Trump will face trial after the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnel said Trump won’t face his trial until after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in next week.
“We know that the President of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on the House floor ahead of the vote.
“He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love.”
Republican Liz Cheney voted to impeach Donald Trump in house voting
The number three republican, Liz Cheney of Wyoming statement was cited by impeachment supporters and detractors alike on Wednesday. She accused Trump of summoning and assembling the mob, and adding fire to the attack.
“There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” Cheney said.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday that Trump “bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters.” He urged the President to accept his share of responsibility and “quell the brewing unrest.”
McCarthy, however, argued the House should create a bipartisan commission instead of impeachment.
“I believe impeaching the President in such a short timeframe would be a mistake,” McCarthy said. “No investigations have been completed. No hearings have been held.”