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US Reps impeach Donald Trump for ‘inciting’ Capitol riot

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Nancy Pelosi displays the signed article of impeachment against President Donald Trump

The US House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after his supporters forcefully broke into the United States Capitol last week, marking the first time in US history that a president has been impeached twice.

The House of Reps resolution passed by a vote of 232-197 on Wednesday afternoon,it states that Trump’s actions and remarks ahead of the storming of the Capitol building in Washington, DC incited the rioters.

“Today, in a bipartisan way, the House demonstrated that no one is above the law – not even the President of the United States,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she signed the article of impeachment after the vote.

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Pelosi also made it clear “that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our country”.

Ten Republicans joined 222 Democrats in voting to impeach Trump, making the vote a bipartisan rebuke of the president’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

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The Capitol was stormed after Trump delivered an inflammatory speech to a crowd of his supporters that had gathered in protest against Congress’ certification of US President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

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