Commotion at the Capitol: Trump’s second impeachment

President Donald Trump faces backlash of impeachment for his controversial tweets

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Washington, DC – January 6, 2021: Protesters seen all over Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol.

On January 13, 2021, President Donald Trump will be impeached for the second time. Which will make him the first political leader to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives.

While the first impeachment lacked evidence to convict him, the second has a lot of evidence that points to the insurrection that could be directly traced back to the president.

Although Trump was recently banned on Twitter, his tweets are what some Congress members consider to be the “catalyst” for the capital riot. Congress found probable cause to bring an investigation against him because of his tweets that could have encouraged the riots. Dozens of supporters and police officers were injured, and five were killed.

One of Trump’s tweets says, “Peter Navarro releases 36- page report alleging election fraud ‘more than sufficient’ to swing victory to Trump http://washex.am/3waBCe. A great report by Peter. Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election. Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!”

In an attempt to overturn and protest the election, Trump supporters showed up at the Capitol building on January 6. Millions of astonished Americans watched how “wild” it had gotten over social media and news media.

While Trump supporters infiltrated the capitol, some senators and other figures were escorted to safety. The others who did not make it out of the Reading Room barricaded the doors in hopes to keep out the uninvited guests.

During the commotion at the capitol, Trump came out with a tweet that said, “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & victoriously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & peace. Remember this day forever!”

Once police regained control of the capitol, Congress members elected future president Joe Biden and set in motion Trump’s impeachment.