US President Donald Trump impeached for a 2nd time!
By MKV | Galatta | Jan 14, 2021, 12:34 pm
The world has seen a number of controversial people but we can boldly say, none more so that the outgoing US President Donald Trump, in recent times! A firebrand who has often caused a number of ripples with his statements and actions, Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden in the recently concluded US Presidential elections. However, he refused to accept defeat and had maintained that the elections had been rigged. Recently, thousands of Trump supporters marched on the US Capitol and tha riots that ensured, resulted in the death of 5 people, including a policeman. Trump went ahead and hailed these protestors as patriots, triggering widespread criticism. He was since, banned on all social media platforms and the US House had called upon the Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from power!
However, Pence refused to invoke the 25th Amendment, which in turn paved the way for the House to impeach Trump! Now, Donald Trump has the dubious distinction of becoming the first ever American President to be impeached twice in history. A week after Trump is said to have encouraged his supporters to disrupt peace, the Democrats and 10 Republicans, voted to have him impeached on the charge of "incitement of insurrection"! Mitch McConnell, the outgoing Senate Majority Leader, has stated that the Senate will only begin a trial on Donald Trump, by next Tuesday. As of now, Joe Biden is set to be sworn in as President on January 20th, which happens to be next Wednesday. The trial could result in Trump's conviction and though his term would have already ended by the time it begins, the trial could very well determine if Trump can ever run for President again.
Reports state that though the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not yet sent across the impeachment articles to the Senate, she has already appointed nine impeachment managers to argue in the trial against Donald Trump. The Senate Majority leader has to initiate the trial once the articles are sent over from the House. There have been 3 earlier impeachments in the history of the USA and they involved Presidents Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump himself. The Capitol Hill voted 232-197 in favour of Trump's impeachment, including 10 Republicans. The Capitol was given extra security with the presence of National Guard troops, both inside and outside the building. Following his impeachment, Trump released a video condemning the events at Capitol Hill last week but did not mention anything about his impeachment. Stay tuned for updates...