By Aaron Miller-
President Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time, the first for a president in U.S History.
The House of Representatives secured enough votes to charge the U.S president after a debate in the U.S Congress.
A total of 10 Republicans voted against their party and Donald Trump, 232 votes eventually concluded on to impeach. There were 197 members who opposed the impeachment .Members cheered at the announcement of the result, which had been accelerated just a week before the president is due to leave office.
Members cheered at the announcement of the result, which had been accelerated just a week before the president is due to leave office. Stripped from twitter and most of social media platforms, the president’s world has been significantly narrowed. He is a man under attack, for actions he took driven by his convictions or lies, that the elections was rigged. It is the most bi-partisan impeachment in history.
First President To Be Impeached twice
Donald Trump is the first U.S president to be impeached twice, the first being when he was previously charged over his calls with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Trump was convinced the U.S 2020 elections was rigged, and he had many Republicans who agreed with him. Critics say his support base agree with Trump out of fear, and they don’t necessarily agree with him. Trump’s lawyers lost in excess of 60 court cases contesting the election result. If Trump’s allegation is right, his team have sure failed in proving it.
Charged with inciting an insurrection following the deadly riots at the U.S Capitol on 6 January. Members of the Congress concluded that the U.S President had to be held accountable for the insurrection of Capitol Hill during a Congress meeting.
. The Senate will now hold a trial to establish whether Mr Trump is guilty and if he should be removed from office – this will require a two-thirds majority. It is now unlikely that any final verdict would be reached until after President Biden is inaugurated.
The law makers can vote to ban Mr Trump from standing for election ever again – which only requires a simple majority (50% + 1).
.On Tuesday, Mr Trump said: “If you read my speech [from before the riots], and many people have done it and I’ve seen it both in the papers and in the media, on television, it’s been analysed and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate.”
“Everybody to a tee thought it was totally appropriate.”
Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting for impeachment over Mr Trump’s role riling up the mob of supporters which stormed the US Capitol last week, leaving five dead.
The impeachment will be in the history books, forever told and discussed for generations to come.