14 January 2021 - Trump impeached a second time after attack on Capitol
Trump's been impeached again. What's next?
Zachary B. Wolf (CNN, 13/01/2021)
President Donald Trump has been impeached again -- the first leader in US history to be impeached twice by the House.
The question now is whether he'll become the first President to be convicted by the Senate and removed from office.
What's next? Impeachment in a two-part process. The House introduces and passes the articles of impeachment, but the Senate is where the person being impeached faces a trial -- and potential punishment.
Donald Trump's second impeachment: five key takeaways
Daniel Strauss (The Guardian, 13/01/2021)
Democrats in the House of Representatives made good on their vows to impeach Donald Trump for a historic second time on Wednesday in the wake of last week’s attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
The chamber voted for impeachment by 232 to 197 and the process now moves to the Senate, where it’s unclear whether any Republicans will join Democrats in voting to convict Trump in a trial for his incendiary remarks before the attack.
Here are five key takeaways from a day of high drama.
At impeachment hearing, lawmakers will deliberate over a deadly weapon used in the attack on Capitol Hill – President Trump’s words
Kurt Braddock (The Conversation, 12/01/2021)
Five days after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the Capitol building, the House of Representatives introduced a single article of impeachment against the president.
The article accuses Trump of incitement of insurrection for his continued propagation of lies and conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, as well as his violent rhetoric immediately preceding the attack on Capitol Hill. The article contends that Trump’s lies and rhetoric directly led to violence with the goal of undermining the counting of electoral votes.
The president, says the impeachment article, “willfully made statements that, in context, encourage – and foreseeably resulted in – lawless action at the Capitol, such as: ‘if you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore.’”
Rep. Bush calls Trump a 'white supremacist president' on House floor
Aris Folley (The Hill, 13/01/2021)
Newly sworn-in Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) referred to President Trump as the “white supremacist in chief” in her remarks on the House floor on Wednesday as the lower chamber prepares to impeach the president for a second time.
“St. Louis and I rise in support of the article of impeachment against Donald J. Trump,” Bush, born in St. Louis, said at the top of her remarks Wednesday afternoon. “If we fail to remove a white supremacist president, who incited a white supremacist insurrection, it's communities like Missouri's 1st District that suffer the most.”
Bush said the new Congress must understand that it has a “mandate to legislate in defense of black lives” and called rooting out white supremacy “the first step in that process … starting with impeaching the white supremacist in chief.”