Trump Has Been Impeached—Again
The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to charge President Donald Trump with impeachment for his role in inciting the Capitol riot on January 6.
It is the fourth time a sitting president has been impeached and the second time that Trump has faced such charges, after he was impeached in 2019 and ultimately acquitted in 2020.
Trump’s first impeachment vote fell almost entirely along partisan lines. This time, however, several House Republicans voted to move forward against the president, including Reps. Liz Cheney (R–Wyo.), Adam Kinzinger (R–Ill.), Dan Newhouse (R–Wash.), John Katko (R–N.Y.), Fred Upton (R–Mich.), Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R–Wash.), Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R–Ohio), Rep. Tom Rice (R–S.C.), and David Valadao (R-Calif.).
Trump’s first impeachment was plagued by complaints that it had little support from those outside the Democratic Party. Today’s impeachment measure, however, received the most bipartisan support in history. It is the only time a president has been impeached twice.
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