Impeachment of Donald Trump for the second time
President Donald Trump has been indicted by the US Congress for the second time. This is the second time in the history of the United States that a president has been impeached. The impeachment motion was passed in the House of Representatives on January 13 with 232-197 votes.
Ten lawmakers from Donald Trump’s own party have voted in favor of impeachment in a historic move. Earlier, Donald Trump was first impeached in Congress in 2019 due to the Ukraine scandal.
The Capitol building was stained with blood on January 6 at the urging of supporters gathered in Washington DC at the call of President Donald Trump. Five fresh souls fell. The disgusting incident in US history happened when the Democratic candidate Joe Biden was being certified in the Congress session. People broke down doors and windows into Capitol Hill and ransacked offices, creating a frightening situation. At the call of Donald Trump, supporters from all over the United States gathered in Washington DC.
We know that the President of the United States incited this insurrection – this armed rebellion – against our American democracy. He must go. pic.twitter.com/pIxOv2hOQv
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 14, 2021
The impeachment motion was swiftly adopted, led by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The new president will be sworn in on January 20. In the last week of his rule, Donald Trump faced impeachment again.
President Donald Trump released a video message shortly after the impeachment motion was passed in Congress. Trump, who has been banned from all social media including Twitter and Facebook, did not say anything about impeachment in his video message.
Trump has said those responsible for the January 6 violence will be brought to justice. There is no place for violence in the name of freedom of expression. Trump mentioned in his video message that those who would do so would harm the “Make America Great Again” movement.
In his message, he said that impeccable security measures have been taken to ensure the peaceful inauguration of the new administration on January 20.
The impeachment motion, which was passed in the House of Representatives as per the normal procedure of the Congress, is now to go to the Senate. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement that the proposal would not be discussed in the Senate while Trump is in power.
Mitch McConnell said it was important for the country to have a new administration. The impeachment motion passed by the House of Representatives in the interest of the country will be discussed in the Senate only after Trump steps down.
In a day-long debate in Congress yesterday, angry lawmakers spoke out one after another about Donald Trump’s shameless behavior. Mentioning that Trump has broken his oath in the name of the Constitution, they have said that American democracy has been trampled by Trump. A bad precedent has been set. The same words were uttered by 10 Republican members. They say now is not the time to team up. Standing outside the party’s position during such a blow to the country’s democracy, they said they would vote for impeachment.
Among Republican lawmakers who spoke out against the impeachment, they said it was politically motivated. They do not think that such an impeachment motion will bring good results for the country in the current divided political situation in the United States. Lawmakers have criticized Trump’s false claims of violence and changing the outcome of the election.
Meanwhile, widespread arrests for the January 8 violence in Washington continue. This includes not only Trump’s blind fans, half-educated white supporters but also important people. The violence on January 6 was attended by athletes who won gold medals in Olympic swimming and former army members. The FBI is getting bomb-making equipment, a list of who will be targeted and attacked. Those responsible for the violence are being brought to justice through a comprehensive investigation.
Around the time of Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, not only Washington DC but also the entire Matter Washington area has been given perfect security. In the meantime, check posts have been set up on roads and highways. 20,000 members of the National Guard and a contingent of police from at least eight states are stationed in Washington. A team of 200 policemen is joining from New York.
In addition to Washington DC, security patrols are being stepped up in key US cities. Pro-Trump Conservatives have distributed leaflets calling for a January 17 rally across the United States. Every state is keeping an eye on these right-wingers. Security has been beefed up at important installations, including city buildings.
The New York Times reports that FBI Acting Chief Christopher Orei and US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli held a 45-minute teleconference with all US city police chiefs. The FBI has been instructed to expedite the exchange of any intelligence with the law enforcement agencies.