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Donald Trump Impeached For Second Time, 10 Republicans Break Ranks

New York: One other day for the historical past books as precisely per week after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol in a violent bid to cease the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory, Donald Trump has been impeached for a second time by the US Home of Representatives.

Because the clock struck 4.40 pm on the US east coast, the vote tally for the only article of impeachment stood at 232-197. Ten Republicans broke ranks and voted to question Trump on a day when the controversy moved at lightning velocity, a lot of it charged by the bipartisan anger on the scale of the January 6 violence.

Within the course of, Donald Trump’s place in historical past has been redefined. Nonetheless defiant, Trump will exit of the White Home as solely the primary president ever in American historical past to be impeached twice.

Trump continues to refuse to simply accept the outcomes of the US 2020 election and remained largely silent after he incited hundreds of his supporters to march to the Capitol and “stop the steal” in the course of a raging pandemic that has killed greater than 370,000 folks within the nation.

The second impeachment of Trump closes out the Trump presidency in gorgeous style, after 4 years of the US president’s slash and burn technique.

The guardrails round Trump lastly collapsed. The dam broke after the Republicans misplaced two Georgia Senate seats. Then got here the mayhem on the US Capitol on January 6, then got here all of the intelligence that exploded from that day’s bedlam. Lawmakers have been livid. Nancy Pelosi and Mike Pence have been stated to be on the hit record. Twitter banned Trump and the company funding has virtually evaporated, inside 72 hours of the assault.

Trump was first impeached by the Home in 2019 over his dealings with Ukraine, however the Senate voted in early 2020 to acquit.

(Nikhila Natarajan/IANS)

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