Commonwealth Policy Center

President Trump became the first president to be impeached twice. Not long after the Capitol was ransacked, people on both sides of the political spectrum called for impeachment or his resignation. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi moved quickly to bring articles of impeachment to the House floor, charging the President for “incitement of insurrection.” 232 representatives voted for impeachment, including 10 Republicans, making this the most bipartisan impeachment in the nation’s history. The trial will soon be held in the Senate and will continue after the inauguration of Joe Biden. Senators will have to decide if President Trump is guilty of inciting an insurrection by his rhetoric and Tweets. If so, Pres. Trump will be barred from holding public office ever again.