The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after a mob of his supporters stormed the United States Capitol last week.
This is the first time in US history that a president has been impeached twice.
The House resolution states that Trump’s actions and remarks ahead of the storming of the Capitol building in Washington, DC incited the rioters.
Ijaw News had earlier reported how pro-Donald Trump protesters, upset at the outcome of the presidential election, stormed the US Capitol last week Wednesday as Congress met to tally the electoral votes that certify Joe Biden’s election as president.
The protesters overwhelmed US Capitol Police outside and numerous protesters breached security and entered the Capitol building, creating a scene of chaos and causing members of Congress to flee the House and Senate chambers to be safely locked down in their offices while some were evacuated elsewhere.
The impeachment article will now head to the Senate, where a trial will be held to determine the president’s guilt.
A two-thirds majority would be needed there to convict Trump, meaning at least 17 Republicans would have to vote for conviction. As many as 20 Senate Republicans are open to convicting the president.