Washington D.C – January 13, 2021 (Clarity Times) – A Bi-partisan House of 222 democratic and 10 republican representatives voted earlier today to impeach President Trump for incitement of insurrection. On Tuesday, January 6, 2021, a group of Trump supporters stormed into the U.S Capitol where lawmakers were gathered to finalize the certification process of the presidential election.
The House Republicans were divided on how to vote. While some GOP representatives and leaders are condemning the insurrection, certain others continue to side with President Trump on his claim to reverse the election. Among the GOP reps in the House, ten of them joined Democrats to impeach the president, four did not vote, and 197 others voted against the article of impeachment.
After the vote, the speaker of the house, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California talked to the press to explain the significance of the vote.
“Today, in a bipartisan way the House demonstrated that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States. That Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our country and that once again we honor our oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help us, God. And now, I sadly and with a heartbroken over what this means to our country, of a president who would incite insurrection, will sign the engrossment of the article of impeachment,” Pelosi said.
The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi will transfer the article of impeachment to the upper chamber for a second vote and possible removal from the office one week away from the inauguration. The newly elected president Joseph R. Biden will take control of the White House on January 20, 2021.
It is unlikely that the Senate will vote to impeach Trump nor remove him from office before the inauguration according to the majority leader Mitch McConnell.
President Donald Trump was impeached in 2020 for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in the Russia investigation. After the House vote on Wednesday, Donald becomes the first US President to be impeached twice.