Earlier this afternoon The U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for a second time in a largely party-line vote that saw a handful of Republicans join Democrats tin placing blame on the outgoing commander-in-chief for sparking last week’s Capitol siege. T
he historic vote passed with 217 "yea" votes to make Trump the only president in history to be impeached twice.
The move set the stage for a Senate trial that a spokesman for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said won’t begin before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
The article of impeachment presented against Trump accused him of “inciting violence against the government of the United States” prior to last week’s storming of the Capitol by supporters he addressed during a rally near the White House earlier that same day.
Five citizens died that day, including a Capitol Police officer who was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.