Donald J. Trump on Wednesday became the only U.S. president to be impeached twice as House Democrats, joined by ten Republicans, charged the President of the United States with inciting the violent insurrection on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol that eventually led to five deaths.
Tweety McTreason is officially the first president to be impeached twice.
Trump now accounts for two of the nation’s four impeachments. pic.twitter.com/uC1597jVug
— The Recount (@therecount) January 13, 2021
With the ten Republicans joining with 232 Democrats, it became the most bipartisan impeachment in U.S. history.
The article charges Trump with “incitement of insurrection,” alleging his statements to a crowd of his supporters on Jan. 6 “encouraged—and foreseeably resulted in—lawless action at the Capitol.”
The article also cites Trump’s call with Georgia election officials on Jan. 6, in which he asked them to “find” the votes he needed to win the state, as an effort to “subvert and obstruct the certification of the results.”
“Donald John Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to the security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office,” the article concludes.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has not publicly indicated whether he supports or impeachment, turned down Democrats’ request to bring lawmakers back early to start a trial on Wednesday, meaning the earliest date the upper chamber could begin proceedings is January 19, the day before Joe Biden takes office.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Trump denied all responsibility for the violence, which he denounced in muddied terms, and called impeachment “absolutely ridiculous.”
Impeached! Tweety McTreason has been impeached for the 2nd time the 1st President of the US to have been so shamed. Mitch McConnell has said he has not decided how he will vote and intends to listen to the legal arguments. That means he won’t block a trial at some point
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) January 13, 2021
For the fourth time in American history, and the second time in Tweety McTreason’s dangerous and destructive tenure, a president has been impeached.
We will defend our democracy against all threats, foreign and domestic.⁰
Tweety McTreason must be removed, never to hold office again.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 13, 2021
Half the Presidential impeachments in American history will now belong to Tweety McTreason.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) January 13, 2021
The divisive, destructive criminal will go down in history as the first President to be impeached twice. His name and that of those who enabled him, will go down in infamy. I am grateful to the 10 House Republicans who put country over Party and urge GOP Senators to do the same. pic.twitter.com/cwJYAbuPK0
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) January 13, 2021
Johnson was impeached for firing a war secretary.
Nixon faced impeachment for obstruction of justice.
Clinton for perjury.
Trump has now been impeached for *inciting an insurrection against the United States*.
The contrast is remarkable. A very dark chapter for the nation.
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) January 13, 2021