Trump’s Second Impeachment Outcome

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Current Events
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The outcome of former president Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial was decided last week. Credit: Evan El-Amin/Shutterstock

This week’s Election Central post updates you on the outcome of the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump.

On January 13, 2021, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump for his role in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The official charge of impeachment was incitement of insurrection. This impeachment was historic for two reasons. First, it made Trump the first president in history to be impeached twice. And second, it was the first time that the president in question had already left office when the trial began. But is it legal to impeach a president whose term has already ended? Congressional Democrats said yes, but the Trump team said no.

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