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House of Representatives impeaches Trump over Capitol riots - Business Insider

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Trump has been impeached for the second time in his presidency after inciting an attempted coup at the US Capitol that resulted in five deaths.
The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for "incitement of insurrection" over his role in catalyzing a violent riot at the US Capitol on January 6 that resulted in five deaths.

Multiple Republican lawmakers broke ranks to vote with their Democratic colleagues to impeach the president, and Wednesday's was the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history.

Trump is the first president to be impeached twice.

He was previously impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress related to the Ukraine scandal.

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The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon over his role in inciting an attempted coup at the US Capitol that resulted in five deaths. The article of impeachment against Trump charged him with "incitement of insurrection."

The final vote was 232 in favor of impeachment and 197 against. Ten Republican lawmakers broke ranks and sided with their Democratic colleagues, making Wednesday's the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. Trump is now the first president to be impeached twice.

The process will now move to the Senate, which will hold a trial to determine whether to convict and remove Trump, and vote on whether to bar him from ever holding public office again.

The events that led up to the Capitol riots were set in motion months before January 6, as the president fed his loyalists a steady diet of lies and disinformation about the election. He falsely insisted that the only way he would lose the election was if it was fraudulent, that the race was "stolen" from him, and that he was the legitimate winner despite losing the popular vote and Electoral College vote.

After a string of defeats in courts across the country and after the Electoral College certified President-elect Joe Biden's win on December 14, Trump turned his attention to the legislative branch in a last-ditch effort to hang onto power.

He…
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