Trump reaches new heights by becoming the first president to get impeached twice
In the latest reports from Washington, president Donald Trump, just days away from leaving office, has been impeached for the second time, making him the first U.S. President to be impeached twice.
This is the fourth time a president has faced impeachment in the United States. The three previous times, in the cases of Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton and Trump himself, it took months before the decision to impeach reached its final vote, and investigations were done in the House as well as from hearings. But this time all it took was one week after Trump encouraged a crowd of his supporters to storm Capitol Hill.
Democrats and 10 Republicans voted for Trump’s on a single charge: incitement of insurrection.
Trump was previously impeached over his dealings with the president of Ukraine in 2019 for urging him to investigate Biden. At that time, every single House Republican voted against Trump’s impeachment.
The current dean of New York’s congressional delegation, Chuck Schumer said that if Trump is convicted of high crimes and misdemeanours, s next vote will be taken for barring him from running again. All it takes to ban him from future office will be a majority of senators.
Trump proved himself to be the biggest liability for the Republicans and the Democrats didn’t even need to do a lot of investigation. The invasion of Capitol after Trump gave a speech urging his supporters to “fight like hell” against the election results played into itself.
The four page article or impeachment states that Trump “gravely endangered the security of the United States and it’s institutions of Government.” It all states Trump’s repeated claims about election fraud which were completely baseless also played a part in his impeachment.
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