Donald Trump impeached for historic second time over deadly Capitol riot
Washington, Jan 13: US President Donald Trump was impeached by the US House for a historic second time Wednesday over the deadly Capitol attack on January 6.
The final vote was 232-197, with 10 Republicans voting to impeach Donald Trump. Unlike the last time Trump was impeached, when no House Republicans supported charges against Trump over a call he made to Ukraine's new president, the current impeachment effort has drawn support from some Republicans.
The article of impeachment charges Trump with a count of "incitement of insurrection" for his actions on January 6, when he delivered a speech inciting his supporters to lay siege to the Capitol, an action that temporarily halted the counting of Electoral College votes and resulted in the deaths of five individuals, including an officer of the US Capitol Police.
In a statement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made clear that President Trump's impeachment trial won't start until after January 19.
The Senate will not hold a trial before January 20, when Democrat Joe Biden assumes the presidency, meaning Trump will escape the risk of being forced to leave early. He will, however, depart in disgrace -- and likely due to face a Senate trial later.