The US House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to impeach President Trump for his role in instigating last week’s deadly Capitol riot. Ten Republicans including Democrats Liz Cheney, R-Wyo, joined Democrats in voting for impeachment. Trump, now facing a Senate trial that will likely begin after he leaves office, is the only president to seek impeachment twice.
The US House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for his role in fueling last week’s deadly Capitol riot. The impeachment vote shows how to deal with Trump. Reached again, Trump urges Biden to calm down before the inauguration. Articles of impeachment for “inciting rebellion” passed 232-197.
Trump is the only president to have impeached twice so far. Most Senate leader Mitch McConnell rejected the idea of calling an emergency session for an impeachment trial, meaning it would be possible after he left office.
There are still seven days left for Trump’s term. He leaves on January 20, when Joe Biden is sworn in as president.
A week after calling the rioters ‘very special’, Trump in the video condemning the violence ‘uneven. In a video released Wednesday evening by the White House, President Trump said he “disproportionately” condemned the violence in the Capitol and said that none of his true supporters could violate political violence or the law.
In a 5-minute video message posted on the White House’s YouTube channel, Trump said, “I condemn the violence we saw last week.” “No true supporter of mine can ever support political violence.”
Trump asked believers in his agenda to consider “ways to reduce stress, remain calm and promote peace in our country” and said that there should be no violence or violence on future events needed.
It was a rapid departure in tone from a video posted last week as the rebellion was still taking place in the Capitol, where Trump told the hundreds of stormy building that they were “very special” and “we love you.”
Trump ended the most recent video by complaining of censorship following the loss of his Twitter account. Notably, the President did not address his impeachment, nor did he say that Joe Biden won the election.