The US House of Representatives has impeached American President Donald Trump charging him with “incitement of insurrection” following a violent riot by his supporters which led to the death of five people.
Trump has become the first president to be impeached twice in the history of America.
Reports states that prior to the Capitol riots, Trump fed his loyalist a steady diet of lies and disinformation about the election, insisting that the only way he would lose the election was if it fraudulent, that the was “stolen” from him and that he was the legitimate winner despite losing the popular vote.
During a rally held on 6 January in Washington, DC, the president urged thousands of his supporters to march to Capitol and stop the peaceful transfer of power.
“You’ll never take back our country with weakness,” he told his fanatics. “You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.”
“We’re going to have to fight much harder,” he said, before unleashing the mob.
President Trump’s supporters stormed on the US Capitol as lawmakers debated election challenges in the House and Senate chambers, clashed with law enforcers before breaching barriers set around the Capitol.
The police were forced to interrupt Congress proceedings to frantically evacuate Pence and senior lawmakers as Trump supporters swarmed in.