Trump impeached for a second time, leaving his fate in Senate's hands

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Following Trump's impeachment, Republican Senator Tom Cotton said that the Senate lacks the constitutional authority to hold an impeachment trial for Trump after he leaves office 20 January.

A frequent Trump critic, Kinzinger, from IL, said Trump broke his oath of office by inciting his supporters to insurrection and used his position to attack the legislative branch of government.

Clyburn went on to accuse the Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol last Wednesday of "fanning the flames of racism", echoing claims made by President-elect Biden last week that the Capitol rioters were "a bunch of thugs, insurrectionists, white supremacists" and "anti-Semites".

Nancy Pelosi during Trump's second impeachment (left) and her at the vote in 2019 (right). "Now, the process continues to the Senate-and I hope they'll deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation".

Twenty House members from NY voted in favor of impeaching including Rep. John Katko, R-Camillus.

The majority of the House of Representatives (more than 50 per cent) voted to impeach Trump on Wednesday.

Many Democrats pushed for a second Trump impeachment after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 in an unsuccessful attempt to stop the certification of Biden's Electoral College win.

"The vote to impeach Donald Trump is one of moral clarity and governing imperative", he continued.

He said, "To allow the President of the United States to incite this attack without outcome is a direct threat to the future of our democracy".

Mr Rice, who is from a SC district where Mr Trump has enjoyed heavy support, was one of the most surprising Republicans to cross the aisle, especially given just last week he voted to object to the certification of Joe Biden's election wins in Arizona and Pennsylvania. "It was true four years ago, and it is acutely, intensely, urgently true today".

Lost popular vote twice.

"But, this utter failure is inexcusable".

Trump was charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in his first impeachment.

The organization said, "We as a Party respect our elected officials and assume that they will respect and represent their constituents. There's no excuse for President Trump's actions".

Some rioters managed to get inside the Capitol building. "This is not a decision I am making; it is a fact", McConnell said in a statement.

"His inciting rhetoric was un-American, abhorrent, and absolutely an impeachable offense".

The matter will now move to the US Senate for a trial that could result in a conviction with the support of 2/3rd of its members present and voting, followed by debarment from office (which requires only a simple majority).

The first 100 days are a pivotal time for any new president - a moment when his or her political influence is at its highest.

The 33-year-old freshman politician said his "heart broke" while watching what unfolded during the insurrection.

There may be Republicans who want to move on from Trump and Trumpism, but it's clear at least some Democrats in Congress will try to tie the president - and last week's riot - around the neck of the entire Republican Party. "Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement", Trump said.

The Ohio representative said he had spent days "trying to make sense" of what happened at the Capitol, and like Mr Meijer, felt Mr Trump had "abandoned his post" while people asked for help.

No U.S. president has ever been removed from office through impeachment.



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