Washington: The US House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached President Donald Trump for “incitement” of last week’s deadly riot at the Capitol.
The US House voted 232-197 in favor of the resolution accusing Trump of “high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States.” Trump is the first US president to be impeached twice.
Ten Republican lawmakers voted to impeach Trump, USA today reported.
If the impeachment is successful, Trump will be barred from holding public office ever again, including running for president in 2024.
In December 2019, Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress charges – over alleged attempts to force Ukraine into probing Biden’s son. But the Senate, where the Republican Party enjoyed a majority, acquitted him in February 2020.
At least five people died in connection with the riots that erupted on January 6 after thousands stormed the Capitol including some wielding weapons inside the halls of Congress. .