Just a week to leave office, the US House of Representative impeached Donald Trump for the second time on Wednesday for inciting a mob attack on the US Capitol. It has been described as the most bipartisan impeachment in US history.
The article of impeachment charges the President with incitement of insurrection, spreading false statements, and challenging the electoral college results.
The House voted 232-197 to impeach the President for a second time. Interestingly 10 House Republicans left Trump to join the democrats for the impeachment. They are Liz Cheney (Wyoming), Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), Peter Meijer(Michigan), Dan Newhouse(Washington), Adam Kinzinger(Northern Illinois), John Katko (New York), Fred Upton (Michigan), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Washington), Tom Rice(South Carolina) and David Valadao(California)
During the debate on Wednesday, the Republicans repeatedly denied the attack on the capital and accused the Democrats of hypocrisy.
A two-thirds majority is needed to convict Trump in the senate, and 17 Senate Republicans have to join the Democrats to get Trump convicted. The Senate may be reconvened for an emergency session to begin the trial or until after Biden is sworn in.