Donald Trump becomes first US President to be impeached twice

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th Jan, 2021. 12:35 pm
Donald Trump

The United States (US) House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump over his role in provoking the mob to attack Capitol Hill in Washington just days before Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day.

According to the media reports, Trump’s disastrous final days in office have brought the Republican Party to an existential moment. Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice.

Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “Today, in a bipartisan way, the House demonstrated that no one is above the law, not even the president of the United States.”

The president was accused by Congress of inciting the storming of the Capitol with a speech on 6 January to a rally outside the White House.

Trump urged his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard, but also to “fight like hell” against an election that he falsely told, had been stolen.

President-elect of the United States of America Joe Biden earlier denounced the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday as the violent expression of President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept his defeat, calling it “an assault on the citadel of liberty “and saying the president had stoked the mob with his brazen and false claims that the 2020 election had been stolen.

In a direct, forceful language, President-elect of the United States of America Biden called the scenes of chaos in the halls of Congress “a dark moment” in the nation’s history.

He appealed for calm and made clear that he held Trump accountable for instigating violence that left members of both parties and allies around the world appalled.

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