Trump Is 1st President To Be Impeached Twice

House of Representatives votes 232-197 to impeach Donald Trump a second time

Donald Trump has become the first president in the history of the U.S. to face impeachment charges twice.

In a bipartisan vote of 232 to 197, the House of Representatives approved a single article of impeachment against Trump charging him with “inciting violence against the government of the United States” in regard to last week’s insurrection at the Capitol.

So. Much. Winning.

From the New York Times:

The House on Wednesday impeached President Trump for inciting a violent insurrection against the United States government, as 10 members of the president’s party joined Democrats to charge him with high crimes and misdemeanors for an unprecedented second time.

Reconvening under the threat of continued violence and the protection of thousands of National Guard troops, the House was determined to hold Mr. Trump to account just one week before he was to leave office.

At issue was his role in encouraging a mob that attacked the Capitol one week ago while Congress met to affirm President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory, forcing lawmakers to flee for their lives in a deadly rampage.

Ten House Republicans joined with Democrats in passing the measure.

The Senate will now face holding impeachment proceedings once the House transmits the article of impeachment.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly been ‘pleased’ by the impeachment development but says he won’t bring the Senate back into session before its scheduled session on January 19.