The U.S. House of Representatives voted on the 13th to pass the impeachment clause against President Trump, accusing him of “sedition”. Trump became the first president in American history to be impeached twice.
The U.S. House of Representatives held a plenary vote that afternoon and passed the impeachment clause by 232 votes to 197 against.
The impeachment clause accused Trump of “sedition”, saying that he “disrupted false statements” “disrupted with the peaceful transition of power” and “seriously endangered the security of the United States and its government agencies”, demanding that he be “impeached and tried and removed from the presidency and disqualified from the relevant honor, credit and paid positions he has. .”
All 10 Republicans, including Democratic Representatives and House Republican No. 3 Cheney, voted for the impeachment clause. The Republican House of Representatives is largely undefended for Trump, but opinions differ on whether to impeach.
Opponents mainly cited “hurried”, unheared procedures, and aggravated the division of the United States. The pro-impeachment congressman believes that not pursuing Trump will “setting a dangerous precedent”.
Before the vote, Speaker Pelosi said Trump was “a clear and realistic danger” to the United States; House Republican leader McCarthy, who opposed impeachment, said Trump was “responsible” to the Capitol Hill riots.
The impeachment case will then be heard by the Senate, and it will require the support of at least two-thirds of the senators to convict Trump.
Senate Majority (Republican) Leader McConnell said on the same day that he had not yet made a final decision on whether to support impeachment and that the Senate would not resume its meeting early to hear the impeachment case. The impeachment trial is not expected to begin before President-elect Biden is sworn in at noon on January 20.
During the debate and voting, the road between the White House and the Capitol was blocked, fences were erected around the Capitol, and hundreds of National Guards guarded the Capitol all night.
Washington police announced on the 13th that more than 20,000 National Guard members will be deployed to Washington, D.C. Biden’s team said on the same day that it would attach great importance to the threat of violence across the United States before and after the inauguration ceremony.
On January 6, some demonstrators who supported Trump’s overthrow of the presidential election forced into the U.S. Capitol, interrupting the voting process of the Senate and the House of Representatives Accredited Electoral College, killing five people.
The U.S. House of Representatives first impeached Trump in December 2019, accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
In January 2020, the Senate of Congress vetoed it after hearing.
Trump speaks on impeachment: My real supporters will not resort to violence
U.S. President Trump commented on impeachment in a video statement.
Trump said: “I clearly condemn the violence we saw last week. The violence of mobs (mobs) is contrary to my beliefs. My real supporters will never support violence. If you act on violence, you are not supporting the movement I advocate.
We have seen political violence out of control, violence and acts of destruction of public property have never been legitimate and unjustified, and these have no place in our country, our movement.”
“I have been briefed by the Secret Service on the potential threat,” he said. Let America Great Again’ has always been about defending the law. Anyone must abide by the law and obey the law enforcement. I have instructed the relevant departments to mobilize resources to maintain order.
We will get through this difficulty as in the past. Censorship and ‘blackmail’ citizens are wrong and dangerous behaviors. We must focus on advancing the interests of the whole country.