Even Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach Donald Trump for 'incitement to insurrection'.
A week after the violent US Capitol riot, Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time and was called a ‘danger to the nation’. Both Republicans and Democrats voted to impeach the President for ‘incitement of insurrection’, also making it the most bipartisan impeachment vote.
Trump impeached for ‘incitement of insurrection’
Republicans joined Democrats in the House of Representatives to vote on the second impeachment for President Donald Trump, making him the only US President in history to be impeached twice. The vote on impeachment for ‘incitement of insurrection’ was passed 232 to 197, with ten Republicans also voting to impeach the President. It was the most bipartisan impeachment vote, with speaker Nancy Pelosi asking both Republicans and Democrats to ‘search their souls’ before voting. Trump’s first impeachment was in 2019 and had no votes from the Republicans, while some of them joined Democrats this time. Pelosi referred to Trump as a “clear and present danger to the nation we all love”.
After the impeachment, Donald Trump only shared a video message mentioning the Capitol riot and condemning the acts, saying his supporters would not use political violence. “If you do any of these things you are not supporting our movement you are attacking it and you are attacking our country.. We cannot tolerate it..” Trump shared the video on the White House Twitter account, as on January 8 he was permanently banned by Twitter after ting to use different accounts after his was suspended.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 13, 2021