When will Donald Trump get impeached for second time? House Democrats set to vote over Capitol 'insurrection'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday, 'The president’s threat to America is urgent, and so too will be our action'


                            When will Donald Trump get impeached for second time? House Democrats set to vote over Capitol 'insurrection'
If impeached, Donald Trump will make history as the first president to be impeached twice (Getty Images)

On Monday, January 11, 2021, an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump was introduced by House Democrats. This was done after the president suffered accusations for inciting the rioters that breached the Capitol on January 6, 2021. The storming of the Capitol was considered to be an attack against the 117th United States Congress and was carried out by pro-Trump supporters so they could overturn his loss in the 2020 presidential election. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday, “The president’s threat to America is urgent, and so too will be our action."

President Donald Trump responds to a question from a reporter at an event for the signing of two executive orders aimed at greater governmental transparency at the White House October 9, 2019 in Washington, DC (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

When will Trump get impeached?

According to a recent CNN article, House Democrats plan to vote on Wednesday to impeach Trump. The House will reportedly vote on Tuesday evening on a "resolution" asking Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the much-called-for 25th Amendment in order to remove Trump from power. The voting will take place at 9 am EST on Wednesday, according to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

What is the charge against Trump?

On Monday, when the impeachment article was introduced, the 45th president was charged with "incitement of insurrection." If impeached, Trump will make history as the first president to be impeached twice. This frustration comes after the president had been very vocal on his understanding that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him. This eventually led to the riots that occurred at the Capitol that endangered the lives of Vice President Pence, members of Congress, and working staff as they met to "formalize" president-elect Joe Biden’s win. 

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a copy of The Washington Post as he speaks in the East Room of the White House one day after the U.S. Senate acquitted on two articles of impeachment, ion February 6, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

According to CNN, the impeachment article speaks to President Trump's claims that he had indeed won the election, along with his speech at his rally on January 6, right before the riots had ensued. He was also cited for his call with the Georgia Republican secretary of state where he pushed to "find" votes for him to win the state. The impeachment resolution reads,  "In all this, President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government. He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government. He thereby betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States." The resolution as per CNN was introduced by Democrats David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, and Ted Lieu of California. 

Reactions to the impeachment article introduction

Since the capital riots, many citizens, including celebrities called for the invoking of the 25th amendment and as news began to become public that the impeachment could be a possibility, Twitter raged with agreement. "Even if #DonaldTrump resign, The House should still move forward with impeachment Trump needs to be held accountable," wrote one user. Another added, "Hell yeah I’m hoping Donald Trump’s term ends tonight. He’s a criminal and should be indicted for soliciting the killing of Officer Sicknick and the attempted assassinations if Nancy Pelosi and Mike Pence. #RemoveTrump #impeachment cant happen soon enough."



 



 

Many are also speaking of the long terms effects should the president be impeached. One user wrote, "Here’s hoping the second impeachment removes Trump’s ability to get a pension from the USG. Perhaps we should even consider removing all secret service protection from the Trumps after Donald leaves office! Let the white supremacists protect them." Another wrote, "Donald Trump should be impeached, removed and barred from holding future office. In addition, Congress should enact a law prohibiting him from using the honorific titles “Honorable” or “President.” should be stripped of Secret Service protection and pension."



 



 

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