Trump become first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice by House
Updated: 2021-01-14 12:56:21 KST
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to impeach President Trump for what the majority of lawmakers said was his role in inciting last week's chaotic and deadly riot at the Capitol.
Two-hundred-32 lawmakers voted in favor and the impeachment motion was passed.
"On this vote, the ayes are 232, the nays are 197, the resolution is adopted. Without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table."
The impeachment resolution charges President Trump with the article, "incitement of insurrection."
Democrats spearheaded the move, saying President Trump whipped up anger among his supporters last Wednesday, when he told the crowd to "fight like hell."
Ten GOP representatives also broke ranks to vote for impeachment, making it the most bipartisan impeachment vote in U.S. history.
In a video message released in response, President Trump condemned the violence he's accused of inciting.
"Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for,"
In a statement released after the House vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will not reconvene the Senate for a trial before Biden's inauguration.
That means that even with the motion passing the House, President Trump will almost certainly remain in office until the end of his term next week.
It means Trump is not only the first U.S. president to be impeached twice, but also the first to be impeached twice without being removed from the White House.
Kim Yeon-seung, Arirang News.