SoylentNews is people

Title    Trump Impeached for Inciting US Capitol Riots
Date    Wednesday January 13 2021, @10:15PM
Author    martyb
from the dept.

martyb writes:

Trump impeached for 'inciting' US Capitol riots:

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.

He is the first president in US history to be impeached twice, or charged with crimes by Congress.

Mr Trump, a Republican, will now face a trial in the Senate, where if convicted he could face being barred from ever holding office again.

But Mr Trump will not have to quit the White House before his term in office ends in one week because the Senate will not reconvene in time.

Mr Trump will leave office on 20 January, following his election defeat last November to Democrat Joe Biden.

The Democratic-controlled House voted after several hours of impassioned debate on Wednesday as armed National Guard troops stood guard inside and outside the Capitol.

[...] Impeachment charges are political, not criminal.

Also at Newsweek, c|net, Al Jazeera, Washington Post.

[Ed Note - The linked article has been revised since submission. The quoted text has been revised accordingly. - Fnord]

Original Submission


  1. "martyb" -
  2. "Trump impeached for 'inciting' US Capitol riots" -
  3. "Newsweek" -
  4. "c|net" -
  5. "Al Jazeera" -
  6. "Washington Post" -
  7. "Original Submission" -

© Copyright 2024 - SoylentNews, All Rights Reserved

printed from SoylentNews, Trump Impeached for Inciting US Capitol Riots on 2024-04-21 17:31:49