Donald Trump has been impeached by U.S. lawmakers for incitement of insurrection.
Lawmakers in theUnited States House of Representatives have impeached Donald Trump as U.S. president for a record second time.
One week before his term is set to end, lawmakers voted to have the Republican president impeached on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
The 74-year-old was impeached for “incitement of insurrection” for his role in last week’s violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol.
Pro-Trump supporters invaded the Capitol Building in Washington DC on Wednesday, January 6 while lawmakers were certifying the result of the November 2020 election won by Joe Biden.
Five people died as a result of the invasion, including a police officer who was assaulted by rioters, one rioter who was shot to death by a security operative, and three people that died as a result of medical emergencies.
Trump’s remarks before, during, and after the riots have been blamed for inciting his supporters and undermining America’s democratic institutions.
U.S. Representatives on Tuesday, January 12 voted for Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump as president, but the VP refused, prompting Wednesday’s impeachment.