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US lawmakers impeach President Donald Trump again
The United States president, Donald Trump reportedly has been impeached for the second time in two years by the US House of Representatives led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Despite having a few days to spend in the office as the US 45th president, the opposition party, Democrats have deemed to see his tenure end inclusive.
Trump was first Impeached after he allegedly compelled his supporters to protest leading to the invasion of the capitol to cease the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential election win.
A few members of the Republican party and the Democrats formally cast votes to impeach the embattled president on claims of “incitement of insurrection”.
The total recorded resolution passed was 232 to 197.
With this, Trump has made a historical past as the only American president removed from office twice.
Ten members of his party who vote to see him out of office include:
Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan
Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming
Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington
Rep. John Katko of New York
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington
Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina
Rep. David Valadao of California
Nonetheless, it is yet uncertain when the House will transfer the article of impeachment to the Senate for further consideration.
A trial an expected to begin once the Senate receives the article, if enough senators vote to convict him, Trump can be withdrawn from office. The senators also can vote to ban him from taking public office once more.
In the meantime, the trial might not happen throughout Trump’s administration as he’s set to depart office in some days’ time. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is anticipated to find out when the trial will take place.
Remember the outgoing president, Trump announced a state of emergency in Washington DC.
The declaration was put out on Monday, January 11, over safety suspicion of possible plots to further invade the Capitol building ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration scheduled for January 20.
Trump’s declaration will allow the federal authorities to harmonize with local authorities in assisting in case of any emergency fallout.