Breaking News: 222 Democrats And 10 Republicans Vote To Impeach Donald Trump

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  • Donald Trump becomes first US president to be impeached twice.
  • Trump impeached for incitement of insurrection at the US Capitol building.
  • 10 House Republicans joined 222 Democrats to impeach Trump. 

President Donald Trump has been impeached by the US House of Representatives just a week before his term at the White House expires.

The charge of incitement of insurrection was introduced by House Democrats on Monday January 11th following the storming of Congress by pro-Trump supporters.

On January 6th, pro-Trump supporters breached security to storm into Congress in a bid to stop the the certification of electoral college votes that confirmed Joe Biden’s win.

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On Wednesday January 13th Trump became the first US president to be impeached twice after 232 House Reps voted to impeach him, while 197 voted against the motion.

10 Republican House Reps joined 222 Democrat to support Trump’s impeachment motion at the floor of the House.

Trump was first impeached by the House in December 2019 on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

However, Republican controlled Senate acquitted Trump of the charges on February 5, 2020 to save his presidency.

Trump’s fate once again lies in the Senate where he will face trial. If convicted he could face being barred from ever holding office again.

Related: 7 Post-Presidential Perks Donald Trump Will Lose If Impeached For The Second Time

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