Friday, January 15, 2021

US President, Trump impeached for inciting US Capitol riot

Categories

Share

The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection at last week’s Capitol riot.

Ten Republicans sided with Democrats to impeach the President by 232-197.

However his trial in the Senate will not happen until after Joe Biden, a Democrat, is inaugurated as the new US president next week.

Mr Trump, a Republican, is the first President in US history to be impeached twice.

The House voted on Wednesday after two hours of debate as armed National Guard troops kept watch inside and outside the Capitol.

The FBI has warned of possible armed protests planned for Washington DC and all 50 US state capitals ahead of Mr Biden’s inauguration on 20th of January.

In a video released after the vote in Congress, Mr Trump called on his followers to remain peaceful without mentioning his impeachment.