Historic: Trump impeached for the second time

United States President, Donald Trump made history yesterday by becoming the first US president to be impeached twice.

The Democrat led House of Representatives moved to impeach Trump after Vice President Mike Pence refused to remove his principal as president by invoking the 25th amendment clause which permits the legislature to remove an incapacitated President.

The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday after a debate on the article of impeachment read by the Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.

The final vote was 232 to 197, with 10 House Republicans supporting the measure, while five abstained, The Guardian UK said.

The House voted on a single article of impeachment – a formal charge – accusing Trump of “incitement of insurrection” just a week after a pro-Trump mob rampaged through the US Capitol in a deadly protest.

The rioters disrupted the formal certification of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over Trump in the November 3 election and sent lawmakers into hiding.

It is however unlikely that the Republican Senate which acquitted Trump at the first impeachment trial will convict the president before his tenure ends.

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