Donald Trump was impeached for a second time on January 13 2021. The vote was 232-197 in favor of impeachment. 10 Republicans crossed party lines and vote for impeachment, while no Democrats voted against it.
Trump is the only president in American history to be impeached twice.
Trump Was Impeached Because of the Capitol Attack
The January 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol prompted this decision. Five people were killed after Donald Trump supporters broke through barricades and ran through the halls of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Democrats Support Impeachment
The second impeachment resolution is being proposed by Democrats. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would pursue the measure if Vice President Mike Pence and the Trump Cabinet declined to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office.
Pence declined to invoke the 25th Amendment, so Democrats are pursuing impeachment.
Republican Support For Impeachment
While most Republicans are largely opposed to impeachment, some Republicans have announced that they will back the measure. Most prominently, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who is a member of Republican leadership in the House, has announced that she will support impeachment.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly supports impeaching Trump a second time.
Reps. John Katko (NY), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Fred Upton (R-MI) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) also say they will support impeachment.
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