The Impeachments of Donald Trump

Brenlee Welch, writer

On January 6th, 2021, hundreds of people stormed the United States Capitol building, leaving dozens injured, and five dead. This prompted members of Congress to call for a second impeachment trial for former president Donald Trump.

An article covering the impeachment trial explains that Trump is charged with “incitement of insurrection” against the U.S. government and “lawless action at the Capitol.” This was introduced to the House of Representatives on January 11, 2021. The lawyers of Trump argued  that the violence in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was every bit as traumatic, unacceptable and illegal as Democrats claimed. But his team disputed that Trump had anything to do with it. 

Another argument of the team was that his speech is protected by the first amendment, and was not meant to incite the rioters to do the things that they did. The Democrat Party team put together a convincing presentation over the course of the four-day trial, the fastest impeachment trial in U.S. history. This presentation was complete with packaged videos of the riot accompanied by maps of the Capitol showing how close the mob came to US politicians, including the Vice-President, Mike Pence. 

Donald Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives. Trump ended up getting acquitted on both trials, meaning he will likely run for president again in 2024.