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Quick facts for kidsSecond impeachment of Donald Trump
The House of Representatives votes to adopt the article of impeachment (H.Res. 24)
|Accused||Donald Trump, President of the United States|
|Date||January 13, 2021 – ongoing (2 days)|
|Cause||Allegations that Donald Trump incited a riot that led to the storming of the United States Capitol.|
|Voting in the U.S. House of Representatives|
|Accusation||Incitement of insurrection|
|Votes in favor||232|
Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, was impeached for a second time by the United States House of Representatives on January 13, 2021. This made Trump the only president to be impeached twice.
After the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol by Donald Trump's supporters on January 6, 2021, many government officials said that Trump had told them to do it. Because of this, Members of Congress from both the Democratic Party wanted to remove Trump from his office as President of the United States. Most Republicans still support the President.
Firstly, they wanted Section 4 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution to be used by Vice President Mike Pence, which would remove office from Trump straight away. If he didn't do this, they said they would impeach him in the House of Representatives and convict him in the Senate instead. Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment was also talked about.
As of January 8, Democrats planned to push for an impeachment resolution on January 11. By late January 9, it was said that Pence had not ruled out that he might use the 25th Amendment. On January 11, an Article of Impeachment saying that Trump caused the "lawless action at the Capitol" began in the United States House of Representatives.
On January 13, the House voted to impeach Trump.
|Party||Article I (Incitement of insurrection)|
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