Trump Impeached for 'Inciting' US Capitol Riot

The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection" at last week's Capitol riot, reports the BBC.

Ten Republicans sided with the Democrats to impeach the president by 232-197.

However, his trial in the Senate will not happen until after Democrat Joe Biden is inaugurated as the new US president next week.

Mr. Trump is the first president in US history to be impeached twice.

In a video released after the vote in Congress, Mr. Trump called on his followers to remain peaceful, and did not mention his impeachment.

"Violence and vandalism have no place in our country... No true supporter of mine would ever endorse political violence," he said. 

Source: The BBC 

14 January 2021 11:01