President Trump is impeached again.
The House just voted 232-197 to impeach the President of the United States following a violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters, making this the second time he has been impeached, and the only U.S. President to be impeached twice.
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The impeachment was based on charges of a single article: “incitement of insurrection,” based on his role in last week’s riots that resulted in the death of 5 people.
Now that the vote is done, the Senate conducts a trial, which is expected to take place after he leaves office, via CNN.
“New President Joe Biden will be asking the Senate to vote on his Cabinet nominees and act on legislation to address the Covid pandemic as well as relief for Americans hurt by the troubled economy. In 2020, Senate business ground to a complete halt during the trial. This time, incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is hoping to pursue a half-day schedule to conduct the trial part of the day and business the rest of the day,” the news outlet reports.
“The charges this time are much simpler to convey and understand, however. It should still take some number of days with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding and senators sitting in judgment. When both of the new Democratic senators from Georgia are seated, it will take 17 Republicans voting with Democrats to reach a two-thirds majority and convict Trump.”
Impeaching Trump in the House does not remove him from office. A majority of senators would have to approve an additional vote to bar him from the presidency in the future, which could also cost his over $200,000 yearly pension.
Trump was banned across almost all social media in the past few days for inciting violence.
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