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Trump impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors after leading and inspiring deadly insurrection


This news story was published on January 14, 2021.
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Donald Trump whipped hundreds of followers into a violent frenzy, and they attacked the U.S. Capitol. Now, he’s the only President in history to be impeached twice.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald John Trump, President of the United States, has been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for high crimes and misdemeanors following the deadly insurrection on January 6.

The vote was 232 to 197 in favor of impeachment on Wednesday. Ten Republicans joined the entire Democratic caucus to impeach. Those 10 Republican are:

Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)
Peter Meijer (R-MI)
Fred Upton (R-MI)
Liz Cheney (R-WY)
John Katko (R-NY)
Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
Tom Rice (R-SC)
Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
David Valadao (R-CA)

Rep. Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney, explaining her vote, said, “On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic. Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”

Many other lawmakers in favor or impeachment offered similar explanations.

Ashley Hinson likes circular logic, evidently.

Iowa’s delegation was split 3-1 against impeachment. Only Cindy Axne of District 3 voted in favor. Randy Feenstra, Ashley Hinson and Marinette Miller-Meeks were against; those three claimed impeachment would further divide a nation already bitterly polarized politically with a Capitol city stocked with more American troops than Middle East hot spots.  Hinson, apparently using the logic only a former TV newscaster could summon before voting against impeachment and holding Trump accountable, blamed him for the tragedy and said, “I believe the President bears responsibility and that is why I urged him personally to call off those who were violently storming the Capitol last week. I wish he had spoken up sooner, but he did not. Words matter; there must be accountability for those who feed into dangerous rhetoric on either side of the ideological spectrum.”

Mitch McConnell

Now that the House has impeached Donald Trump – making him the only President in history to be impeached twice – The Senate must try him. Outgoing Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell remains in control of the timeline until January 20, 2021, when he is demoted to Minority Leader. A trial may take place after that point.

In impeachment proceedings, the House of Representatives charges an official of the federal government by approving, by majority vote, articles of impeachment. A committee of representatives, called “managers,” acts as prosecutors before the Senate. The Senate sits as a High Court of Impeachment in which senators consider evidence, hear witnesses, and vote to acquit or convict the impeached official. In the case of presidential impeachment trials, the chief justice of the United States presides. The Constitution requires a two-thirds vote of the Senate to convict, and the penalty for an impeached official upon conviction is removal from office. In some cases, the Senate has also disqualified such officials from holding public offices in the future. There is no appeal. Since 1789, about half of Senate impeachment trials have resulted in conviction and removal from office.

Joe Biden

Incoming President Joe Biden, following the impeachment vote, said, “Today, in a bipartisan vote, the House voted to impeach and hold President Trump accountable. Now, the process continues to the Senate—and I hope they’ll deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation.”

Donald Trump has yet to directly respond to his impeachment but now is calling for violence to end in a statement.  He has, however, remained defiant in the days following the insurrection he inspired and led on January 6.

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58 Responses to Trump impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors after leading and inspiring deadly insurrection

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2021 at 12:10 am

    half of what tRump says is a lie, the other halk isnt true.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2021 at 3:09 am

    The media needs to STOP giving Trump’s side show freaks a platform.

    The Republican party is gone. I will NEVER VOTE for a Republican again in my lifetime. I know all parties lie in some way or another, the Republican’s are the biggest liars I have seen in my lifetime. They’re gullible gutless cowards.

    It’s no wonder people get scammed. They’re scammed by their Cult LEADER. They’re so brainwashed they believe all the lies. Come on people get your brains working again. The jerk has done nothing but pull your leg, and you let it happen.

    You think he going to bail you out from the capitol destruction think again. He only looks out for himself.

    I hope they catch every DAMN one of you, and give you the harshest sentences possible.

    Have fun losing your jobs, families, and doing time for being a sucker listening to a pathological liar.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2021 at 3:35 am

      Scammed? OK. Well, if Joe Biden told you all that, it must be true.

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2021 at 8:12 am

      Mental illness is rampant in USA.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2021 at 12:35 am

    when found guilty. they need to take him out and shoot him

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Sad deplorable and tragic, these are the words that describe the democratic party..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2021 at 1:51 pm

      Need a safe space so you can cry alone? Go into the sewers and say hi to your friends.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2021 at 7:07 pm

        And what were you doing 4 years ago hypocryte

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2021 at 7:43 pm

        No, we are not Democrats.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    The democratic party just became The ” Impeachment Party..”

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2021 at 1:37 pm

      And trumpie just became the only president to be impeached TWICE!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    The beasts in the swamp are getting scared and are showing themselves for the demons they are..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2021 at 5:32 pm

      The Swamp showed us who they were when they protected the Crimina-In-Chief over the past 4 years. We patriots will remember this and obliterate the Repugnicant party over the next decade.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Trump served the people! Our congress is sickening! They don’t serve the people! We the people are not being heard and we have had enough!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Never realized until watching the complete impeachment voting, Democrats really don’t care about American citizens..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    All 80 million Trump supporters will NEVER vote in corrupt Republicans ever again..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      80 million trump supporters? Wrong.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 15, 2021 at 3:37 am

        So you’re OK with 81 million imaginary people voting over and over for Joe Biden?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 15, 2021 at 8:50 am

          Ha ha. You have swallowed the big lie over and over. If trump tells you something, you shouldn’t just believe it. He is a liar and always has been a liar. He always will be a liar and you will always believe him. That is sad. When are you going to learn to think for yourself?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    We plan to not watch tv at all so no one gets our ratings that day. Nor will I ever willingly listen to a single speech he gives over the next 4 years. I’m also closing my FB on the 20th..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    These MONSTERS Do Not Care about you wanting to be peaceful and non-violent. There is no difference between them and radical jihadists. Ask yourself HONESTLY, could you talk things out with al Qaeda or ISIS? Being totally serious here! The answer is NO. These dems, like jihadists, don’t care if Christ himself stood before them. They would berate and tell him to leave, up to and including threatening him with violence. They hate God, they hate you, they don’t want to talk anything out. The Democrats want 100% compliance or else..

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    Craig B Ocheltree Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 11:54 am

    People , people people . A lot of someones broke into the capitol and lives were lost etc…I agree that Trump’s speech was the least inciting , but it was his event and his party( guest speakers) and he said it would be wild. Followers would not be there if the election lies had died on Nov 3rd.
    Suffice it to say both parties have their objectionables.
    E.G. Democrats and the defund the police crap and those that swarmed the capitol who are supporting Trump. It is getting dangerous out there. Why ??? THere are no more facts or truths or absolutes. Going forward we are not going to get better. Really sad

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 10:06 am

    The purpose of this unity babble is to shut us up, to cause us to voluntarily submit, and to get out of the way of the leftist globalist reset desired by these corrupt Democrats, who match their soaring incompetence only with their self-regard weirdo Joe Biden*.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Sad deplorable and tragic, these are the words that describe the democratic party

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 10:05 am

    The democratic party just become The ” Impeachment Party”

    • NIT Publisher

      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2021 at 10:58 am

      Who impeached Clinton, again?

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        Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2021 at 11:28 am

        tell us oh wise one, who gives a Fuk!!!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 14, 2021 at 12:48 pm

          Who are you going to be next week Sybil? Last week you were Piney Wood Slim Dick or whatever, what’s next?

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            Anonymous

            January 14, 2021 at 6:03 pm

            yo mamma.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 10:04 am

    The beasts in the swamp are getting scared and are showing themselves for the demons they are.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Trump served the people! Our congress is sickening! They don’t serve the people! We the people are not being heard and we have had enough!

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      January 14, 2021 at 11:00 am

      You care so much that you cannot even get the courage to type in your real name when making a comment here, lol. Zero credibility.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2021 at 11:31 am

        YOU, should have stopped the anonymous bull shit when it started. Now you’re complaining because it’s out of control. You have zero credibility!!!

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          January 14, 2021 at 8:20 pm

          What’s goofy around here are the mentally-challenged conspiracy nuts with no jobs posting in NIT all day and all night long, trying to convince people of lord knows what. I check the comments occasionally, casually, and if I don’t like a comment, it is sent to heaven. The other sane readers boot the bad ones, too. But hey, we welcome the thousands of page views per hour. If I come off as slightly arrogant, my apologies… I just never dreamed NIT would be this addictive to its readers. It’s like a drug they must sample over and over again all day long.

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            Anonymous

            January 15, 2021 at 3:40 am

            I don’t always agree with NIT or you, but I DO very much appreciate the site.

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            NIT Publisher

            January 15, 2021 at 8:11 am

            good enough for me

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 10:03 am

    All 80 million Trump supporters will NEVER vote in corrupt Republicans ever again.

    • NIT Publisher

      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2021 at 11:00 am

      I thought it was 74 million. Still less than 81 million, better work on your math, Anony.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2021 at 6:23 pm

        Yeah well, mail-in ballot math needs a LOT of work.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      I have never see a bigger bunch of crybabies then the current republican party.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Never realized until watching the complete impeachment voting, Democrats really don’t care about American citizens.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 10:02 am

    We plan to not watch tv at all so no one gets our ratings that day. Nor will I ever willingly listen to a single speech he gives over the next 4 years. I’m also closing my FB on the 20th.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2021 at 10:48 am

      I’m sure everyone out there in TV land will be absolutely devastated!

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2021 at 11:01 am

      Your sense of self-importance is mind-boggling.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2021 at 11:35 am

        You should be ashamed of yourself, bad mouthing the people that pay your bills. Have you ever heard, “don’t bite the hand that feeds you”? Karma, what goes around, comes around, sooner or later!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 10:01 am

    These MONSTERS Do Not Care about you wanting to be peaceful and non-violent. There is no difference between them and radical jihadists. Ask yourself HONESTLY, could you talk things out with al Qaeda or ISIS? Being totally serious here! The answer is NO. These dems, like jihadists, don’t care if Christ himself stood before them. They would berate and tell him to leave, up to and including threatening him with violence. They hate God, they hate you, they don’t want to talk anything out. The Democrats want 100% compliance or else.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Please name us 1 (one) good thing the democrats have done in 4 years to make life better for Americans. NONE – they were too busy trying to impeach Trump with false lies and taking money from foreign companies – Their approval rating among all americans is 11% – that’s about the same amount that legally voted for skinny azz and harry.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2021 at 11:36 am

      biden hasn’t done anything for 47 years, now he’s going to fix this country, that’ll be the day!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2021 at 1:49 pm

      There were over 450 bills on McConnell’s desk at the end of the year. He chose to not vote on them or even discuss them. What have Republicans accomplished?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 15, 2021 at 3:44 am

        I am a staunch Republican, but I think Mitch’s best look would be him (and his Chinese asset wife) being drop-kicked down the front steps of the capitol.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 15, 2021 at 9:49 am

        How many bills items did Nancy ignore?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2021 at 9:28 am

    The people behind this socialist movement should be the ones being tried for treason. They are liars and thieves and most of all ANTI AMERICAN – foreign owned and paid for sluts.