Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday assured that “no one is above the law,” said US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Donald Trump is the first US president to be impeached twice. On Wednesday, Pelosi signed the impeachment article after the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump. He was impeached for the first time just 13 months ago.
No one in America is above the law. pic.twitter.com/PzIoJ1QfpJ
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) January 13, 2021
After the voting, she tweeted from her official account, “Today, Democrats honored our oath and defended the nation’s democracy. Republicans overwhelmingly, on the other hand, betrayed that sacred responsibility. Americans will never forget.”
In the final week of his presidency, 74-year-old Trump was charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the attack at the Capitol Hill on January 6. He allegedly encouraged his supporters to march on the Capitol Hill and “fight”.
The impeachment took place after US Vice President Mike Pence opposed to the use of the 25th Amendment to remove the outgoing president. “I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation or consistent with our Constitution,” he wrote in a letter to Pelosi.
US Vice President Mike Pence said in a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he is opposed to invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office: Reuters
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— ANI (@ANI) January 13, 2021
On January 13, Pelosi named the managers for Trump’s impeachment. “Those insurrectionists were not patriots. They were not part of a political base to be catered to and managed. They were domestic terrorists and justice must prevail,” said Pelosi. She added that the rioters did not appear our of vaccum and were sent by the President, directed ‘to fight like hell.’ Read more about it here.
On January 6, a mob of hundreds of pro-Trump supporters barged into the Capitol Hill, smashing windows and clashing with the police, attempting to overturn Trump’s election defeat at the hands of Joe Biden. Following the incident, several politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex called for Trump’s impeachment. She added that those responsible for their attempts to subvert “our nation’s elections and shred our Constitution apart” needed to be held accountable.
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