President Trump is the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. The House of Representatives impeached the president, which means they accused him of wrongdoing. They said he caused the recent violence at Congress.
After the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time, the president said: “Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for,” he said. “No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag.”
Democrats say Donald Trump or his followers could do damage if he stays in office for even a few more days. Republicans, on the other hand, say Trump did not cause the violence on the day of the protest.
The main goal of impeaching a person is to remove him or her from office, but the president is supposed to leave office soon, anyway. The next stage of impeachment is to hold a trial in the Senate.
The trial can’t start until January 19 – the day before Trump is supposed to leave the White House. People are asking if the Senate can hold an impeachment trial for a president who has already left office.
Trump was first impeached in January 2020. He was accused of making an improper phone call to Ukraine. He was found not guilty in the Senate, though.
Three presidents have been impeached in U.S. history.
Trump is the first president to be impeached twice, but without a Senate trial to remove him from office, he will leave the White House on January 20. Then, Joe Biden will take over as president.