Trump condemns violence and loses support for his second impeachment

This hammer blow made Donald Trump the first president in the history of the United States subjected to two “impeachments” or political trials. The accusation, incitement to the insurrection that provoked the assault on the Capitol by a mob that ended with five deaths. A year ago the Senate, with a Republican majority, dismissed the claim of conspiracy with the Government of Ukraine to obtain electoral revenue.

“Donald Trump is a threat”

“Donald Trump is a clear and present threat against our country and once again we honor the oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” said Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The rift between the Republicans

The proposal passed by 232 votes to 197. Ten Republicans joined the Democrats. A crack that contrasts with the unanimous support for Trump from the House of Representatives. in December 2019.

“The role of the president in this insurrection is undeniable,” said Republican deputy John Katko. “Both on social media before January 6 and in his speech that day, he deliberately promoted unsubstantiated theories, creating a flammable environment of misinformation and division.”

Although other Republicans remained loyal to their leader.

“We should focus on getting the country back together,” Jim Jordan said. “Instead, Democrats are going to impeach the president a second time, a week, a week before he leaves office. Why? Why? Because of politics and because they want to overturn. to the president”.

Trump is now facing trial in the Senate, which will take place after Democrat Joe Biden assumes the presidency on January 20.

Shortly after the vote, Trump condemned in a video the violence of the assault and asked to avoid any violent act in the inauguration of Biden, but without mentioning the “impeachment.”

“I fully condemn the violence of the past week”

“I unequivocally condemn the violence we saw last week. Violence and vandalism in any way have no place in our country or place in our movement. ‘Make America Great Again’ has always upheld the rule of law, supporting men and women. women in the security forces and upholding our nation’s most sacred traditions and values. “

The other two presidents under impeachment, Democrats Johnson and Clinton, were not convicted. But some Republicans believe that this time could be different, as officials, donors and large companies, among others, are completely disassociating themselves from Trump.

Twenty-thousand National Guard officers will protect Joe Biden’s inauguration.