Updated on 01/13/2021 04:50 pm
A bipartisan majority of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impeach Donald Trump seven days before the end of his term, making him the first U.S. president to suffer such infamy twice.
With almost all the votes counted, 217 legislators (in a current majority of 433 in the Lower House) accused the Republican president of “inciting insurrection,” after he urged his supporters to march in a fiery speech last week. the Capitol when Congress certified the electoral victory of Democrat Joe Biden.
At least 10 Republicans voted along with the Democrats who brought the impeachment.
This charge against the Republican president will trigger a trial in the Senate, which is not expected to begin proceedings until Trump, 74, has left the White House.