In a historic move by the House on Jan. 14, a vote to impeach President Trump for a second time was successful.
The charge of “incitement of insurrection” was voted 232-197 for impeachment, with 10 Republicans joining with the Democrats.
With less than a week left in office, the move to oust him is sure to divide an already divided nation further and increase the anger that has been simmering since inconsistencies in the U.S’s voting process cost President Trump four more years.
Thousands of affidavits, videos, and photos of voter fraud proved beyond a doubt that President Trump did win the election. However, no court of law was willing to take the cases on.
On Jan. 6, a group of black-clad antifa and BLM rioters infiltrated and led the rally of Trump supporters. It stormed Capitol Hill as the Electoral College votes were being counted to certify Joe Biden as the winner, the blame for the violence and loss of five lives was laid squarely at the president’s feet.
“The bottom line is this: This Capitol was stormed. People died because of the big lies that were being told by this president and by too many people on the other side of the aisle. Enough,” said Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), in a Floor speech before the vote.
“People should be outraged as to what happened. It was unforgivable, unconscionable.
“The president of the United States instigated an attempted coup in this country,” McGovern continued.
“People died. Everybody should be outraged, whether you’re a Democrat or Republican. If this is not an impeachable offense, I don’t know what the hell is. This president is not fit to remain in office,” McGovern added reported Fox News.
The majority of Republicans were against any impeachment moves, as the president finishes his term next week.
At the rally on Jan. 6, the president never called for violence and shouldn’t be held responsible for the actions of a few.
“If we impeached every politician who gave a fiery speech to a crowd of partisans, this Capitol would be deserted,” Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) said. “That’s what the president did. That is all he did.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stated he has no intention of reconvening his chamber early to accept the impeachment article against the president.
“The Senate process will now begin at our first regular meeting following receipt of the article from the House,” he said. “Given the rules, procedures, and Senate precedents that govern presidential impeachment trials, there is simply no chance that a fair or serious trial could conclude before President-elect Biden is sworn in next week.”
The Senate has held three presidential impeachment trials. They have lasted 83 days, 37 days, and 21 days.
“Even if the Senate process were to begin this week and move promptly, no final verdict would be reached until after President Trump had left office,” he continued, adding, “This is not a decision I am making; it is a fact.”