House votes to impeach Trump for second time

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Published: 2021-01-14 08:31

Last Updated: 2021-01-14 08:31


Photo: UPI
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The US House of Representatives Wednesday voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time. 

No president in US history has ever been impeached twice. 

The impeachment came after he 'incited insurrection' last Wednesday when his supporters stormed the US Capitol following a Trump speech that many argue urged them to do so. 

Shortly before the vote, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer urged his collegues to reject "disobedience, tyranny and rebellion" and vote in favor of impeaching Trump "for the sake of America, our constitution, democracy and history."

All Democrats and 10 Republicans voted in favor of the impeachment. 

The impeachment article will now go to the Senate, where a two-third majority is necessary to dismiss Trump.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, formerly a staunch Trump ally, has not ruled out voting for the impeachment.