The House began to write articles of impeachment on January 13, 2021, and they voted to impeach Donald Trump of “incitement to insurrection”.
The articles of this impeachment also include his call to the Georgia governor, where he urged him to “find” enough votes for him to win the state.
On January 6, 2021, Trump addressed a crowd of supporters where he told them false information about the election, and told them to go to the capitol and “fight like hell” and promised to be there by their side.
Just hours later, hundreds of pro-Trump protesters pushed through barriers, set up along the Capitol, and there was an armed standoff that took place at the Capitol front door at about 3 p.m.. The police officers had their guns drawn, and this led to a woman to be shot in the chest on the Capitol grounds. Trump finally called on his supporters to “go home” and added, “We love you. You are very special.”
He’s the first president in history to face a second impeachment trial. His trial is expected to begin on February 8, 2021. The vote to impeach him was 232-197, with ten Republicans with him and no Democrats with him.
Senators will be sworn in as members of the impeachment court, Chuck Schumer and the house managers will act as prosecutors, and the Trump defense team will have a period to draft their legal briefs.
Most Republicans feel that it’s not constitutional to hold a trial when Trump is no longer in the White House. Mr. Schumer in reply said: “It makes no sense whatsoever that a president or any official could commit a heinous crime against our country and then be permitted to resign to avoid accountability and a vote to disbar them from future office.”
Mitch McConnell, who was a loyal supporter of Trump through his presidency, has blamed him for the attack on the capital saying that he “provoked” and “fed lies” to the rioters.
In his 2019 impeachment, where he was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of justice, for allegedly attempting to pressure Ukrainian officials to provide election interference, Trump called the impeachment then and now “the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”
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