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The House of Representatives are voting on an unprecedented second impeachment of President Donald Trump, days after he incited a deadly riot that culminated in his protesters storming the United States Capitol in an unprecedent act of insurrection and sedition against the United States government.
The deadly attack left five people dead, including a Capitol Hill police officer.
No President in our nations history has ever been impeached twice, making Donald Trump the first (and hopefully only) President to be saddled with that asterisk.
While it may strike some as odd that Congress moving to impeach Donald Trump with so letter time left in his term, it does in fact make perfect sense because a conviction in the United States Senate could bar him from seeking office ever again if the Senate also votes to do so.
Multiple House, and perhaps more importantly, Senate Republicans have come out in favor of Trump's impeachment or pleaded on him to resign.
I'm certainly not a betting man, but I have to admit I think there's a very real shot enough Senate Republicans will jump on board to convict Trump. None other than Republican Leader Mitch McConnell privately told his Republican colleagues that he was "pleased" the House is moving to impeach Trump because it will make it easy for Republicans to "purge" him from the party. If Trump has lost McConnell then anything can happen in the Senate trial.
What do you think? Is the House smart to move ahead with impeachment days before Trump is set to leave office or was what he incited on 1/6/2021 so terrible that it requires his immediate removal no matter how many days he has left in office?