The House of Representatives, the lower house of the U.S. Congress, voted to impeach incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump in connection with the recent unrest in Washington.
The debate lasted more than seven hours. 232 lawmakers voted for Trump’s impeachment for sedition, while 197 voted against. It is reported that among those who supported Trump’s impeachment were 10 members of the Republican Party.
The past vote was the second attempt to remove Trump from office. The impeachment resolution will now be sent to the Senate. The last attempt by Democrats to impeach a Republican president failed at this point. In addition, there is a possibility that the upper chamber simply will not have time to vote on the initiative before Trump’s presidential term expires on January 20.
The storming of the Capitol in the U.S. occurred on January 6 during a rally of supporters of the current head of state who did not recognize the results of the November election, which resulted in the election of Democrat Joe Biden as president. Five people were killed and dozens were detained during the riots.
After the incident, Trump called his speech to supporters, after which the riots began outside Congress, completely acceptable. The president said the situation surrounding calls for his impeachment was dangerous for the country, stressing that he did not want violence.