The 45th president of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump made history on Wednesday as he becomes the first president in America’s 243-year history to be impeached twice.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to impeach him for “incitement of insurrection” at last week’s Capitol riot.
He is the first president in US history to be twice impeached – to be charged with crimes by Congress.
The impeachment came on the heels of his call for calm and appealed for “no violent protests or vandalism”
Trump’s impeachment will now head to the Senate, where members of Congress will again vote on whether or Trump will be convicted on the charge.
Proceedings would continue on January 19, when the Senate is set to meet next – but they could begin before then if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls members of Congress back to meet sooner.
This is the first and only time a president has been impeached twice.
At least ten GOP members – including Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Dan Newhouse of Washington, John Katko of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan, Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, Peter Meijer of Michigan and Tim Rice of South Carolina – all voted to impeach Trump.
Mr Trump, a Republican, will now face a trial in the Senate, where if convicted, he could face being barred from ever holding office again.