House of Representatives approves second impeachment of Trump

The majority of the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time, just a week after the president encouraged his supporters to “fight hard” against the election results and a mob of supporters stormed the federal Capitol.

Trump, who will leave the White House on January 20, will go down in history as the only US president to face two political trials.

The lower house vote for the charge of inciting an insurrection still continued Wednesday, but the Democratic majority precinct has already secured enough votes to start the process against Trump. Some Republicans voted in favor of the measure.

During the debate prior to the vote, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi asked Republicans and Democrats to do “soul-searching.” Trump is the first president to face impeachment on two occasions.

The proceedings take place a week after a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol and forced lawmakers to seek refuge. Five people died in the assault.

Trump has taken no responsibility for the riots.