Trump has become the first president in US History to be impeached twice—as Democrats start what could be a lengthy battle aimed at stopping Trump from running for office again in 2024…
President Trump has now become the first president in US History to be impeached twice, after House Democrats met the number of votes needed, which came along with 10 Republicans voting against the leader of their own party. During arguments on the House floor earlier, Democrats insisted Trump is the one to blame for an uprising at the Capitol that left five dead one week ago.
They argued that Trump should be impeachments because he is “a threat to national security, democracy and the Constitution,” and if he remains in office, he could act in a manner that goes against “the rule of law.” While a handful of Republicans have signaled that they will support the latest attempt to remove Trump from office — others on the House floor criticized the path their colleagues have taken, and said they believe it will only create more division.
Those questions of ‘What went wrong?’ seem to be long forgotten as National Guard troops line the halls of the US Capitol — all while new revelations about the lack of a police response during last week’s riots continue to come to light. The House was successful in passing a resolution Tuesday night — calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25 Amendment — which would remove Trump from office on the grounds that he is not capable of fulfilling his role as president. But Pence said he has no plans to do so — as he believes such an action would not be “in the best interest of the nation.”
All of this, setting up for what could be a lengthy battle as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has no plans to call an emergency session to remove Trump from office before his term ends. Tensions remain high across the country as Democrats now push to keep Trump from coming back again to try for a second term in 2024.