New impeachment trial for Trump approved after assault on Capitol

This Wednesday, the House of Representatives or lower house of the United States gave the green light for them to open a new impeachment trial against Donald Trump. Now, they will accuse him of « inciting the insurrection », after the violent events recorded last week in the Capitol of that country, where radical supporters of President Trump, broke into the premises and whose balance was five people dead.

With this process that begins, Donald Trump will be the first president of the United States to face two political trials. The first trial occurred when he was indicted for Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, charges of which he was acquitted on February 5, 2020. Less than a year later, he will have to defend himself in court.

Just in February 2020, Trump was acquitted of another impeachment. Photo: AP

According to ., a majority of the chamber cast their vote in favor of carrying out the challenge. Just a few hours ago, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, urged that Trump should leave because he represents a « clear and present danger » for the United States. This was indicated in the debate prior to the vote of a new political trial against the president, accused of « incitement to insurrection. »

“We know that the president of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country. You must leave. It is a clear and present danger for the nation we all love, « said Pelosi during her speech in the plenary session of the Lower House.

The United States is experiencing unprecedented recent political tension after the violent assault on the Capitol last week by a mob of Trump supporters, which left five dead.

The outgoing president criticized the new impeachment against him as « absolutely ridiculous » and « a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics. »

All this less than a week before the formal handover ceremony, scheduled for January 20, in which Democrat Joe Biden will assume the Presidency.

The authorities have already carried out a huge police deployment in Washington, with more than 10,000 troops, and erecting fences around the Capitol, on whose steps the investiture ceremony will take place, to avoid the scenes of the chaotic day last Wednesday that they went around the world.

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