Donald Trump has became the first US president in history to be impeached twice, with a single article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection” passing the US House of Representatives.
Josie Ensor, us correspondent, washington Marcus Parekh
13 JANUARY 2021 • 9:46PM
Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting for impeachment over Mr Trump’s role riling up the mob of supporters which stormed the US Capitol last week, leaving five dead.
Members cheered at the announcement of the result, passed with remarkable speed just a week before the president is due to leave office.
Support from members of Mr Trump’s own party was a notable difference from his first impeachment in December 2019, when not a single Republican House member voted for the move. A US Senate trial will now be held.
The Republicans who voted to impeach
Liz Cheney, Wyoming
Tony Gonzalez, Ohio
Jaime Herrera-Beutler, Washington
John Katko, New York
Adam Kinzinger, Illinois
Peter Meijer, Michigan
Dan Newhouse, Washington
Tom Rice, South Carolina
Fred Upton, Michigan
David Valadao, California
Final vote is 232-197: Most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history
Final vote is 232-197, with all Democrats and 10 Republicans voting in favor of impeachment. Five members of Congress – one Democrat and four Republicans – did not vote. No Republicans voted for Donald Trump’s first impeachment. These numbers make it the most bipartisan impeachment in US history.
Only four impeachments in US history, two for Trump…
There have only been four impeachments of a US president in history: Andrew Johnson, 1868, Bill Clinton, 1998, Donald Trump, 2019 and Donald Trump, 2021
Trump becomes the first president in US history to be impeached twice
Trump becomes the first president in US history to be impeached twice CREDIT: AFP
Current count in favour of impeachment 231-197
The current count in favour of impeaching Donald Trump is 231-197. That is 14 more ‘yea’ votes than was needed, suggesting more Republicans joined the dissent than we previously thought would.
House votes to impeach
Donald Trump has just become the first president to be impeached twice in US history
Ten votes away from impeachment
Nine Republicans have now voted in favour. The magic number is 2017, and the ‘yes’ vote has so far got 207, with the count still going…
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