- President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House for a second time in less than an year
- Trump was impeached for his role in inciting last Wednesday’s riot at the US Capitol
- He becomes the first US President in US history to be impeached twice
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19
President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House for ‘incitement of insurrection’.
The House voted to impeach Donald Trump for a record second time in a swift and bipartisan condemnation of the President’s role in inciting last week’s riot at the US Capitol.
Ten members from the President’s Republican party voted alongside the Democrats during the fourth presidential impeachment in US history.
This is the first time a President has been impeached twice.
While impeachment won’t force Trump from office — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not planning to bring the Senate back for a trial before Jan. 19, meaning the trial won’t begin until Trump is out of office and Biden has been sworn in.
The majority leader said in a statement following the vote that a trial could not be completed ahead of Biden’s inauguration even if it started beforehand, and he wanted Congress and the executive branch to spend the next week focused on “facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power.”