Trump Faces a Second Impeachment

After the Riot in the Capitol the President Could be Impeached Again


Sage Armstrong, Staff Writer

After the protests that took place at D.C. on January 6, 2021, some elected officials called for President Donald Trump’s removal. Many wanted Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the twenty-fifth amendment according to CBSnews. When he didn’t, the House of Representatives moved on with their plans of impeachment.


The impeachment is being held on the act of insurrection because President Trump didn’t immediately denounce the mob of supporters that stormed the Capitol. The riot resulted in five deaths including Capitol police officer Brian D. Sicknick says CNN.


The article of impeachment, drafted by representatives David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Ted Lieu of California, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, and Jerrold Nadler of New York, charges the President with “incitement of insurrection,” and “inciting violence against the government of the United States.” Says The Baltimore Sun


The article brings up direct quotes from Trump’s speech given on the day of the attack in which he encouraged his supporters to go to the Capitol. “If you don’t fight like hell,” he said, “you’re not going to have a country anymore.” According to the transcript on USNews.


On January 13, the House vote ended in a total of 232 to 197 in favor of Trump’s impeachment according to CNN. It only takes a total of 217 for it to pass and go to the Senate.


Even though it was passed, the Senate will not take a vote until after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20, 2021.


Now it may not force Trump from office but if pursued by the Senate it could mean some very detrimental things for the President’s future. If passed it could ensure that he won’t be able to run again and keep him from collecting any pension from the government. 


Regardless of whether the Senate vote is successful or not Trump is officially the first President to be impeached twice.