President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for a historically unprecedented second time on Wednesday evening, in a vote of 232-197. The charges are laid out as “incitement of insurrection” over the Capitol Day riots in Washington D.C.
“The President of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion, against our common country. He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“I believe impeaching the president in such a short time frame would be a mistake…that doesn’t mean the president is free from fault. The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters,” said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.
The impeachment articles will now head to the Senate, where a vote will be rendered as whether to convict the President of “incitement of insurrection.” The Senate plans to meet again on Tuesday.