History is Made: Trump is Only President Twice Impeached

UPDATE #2: Here’s the total:

Via C-SPAN


UPDATE: And here’s another first.

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President Trump impeached. Again.

The House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump on the charge of “willful incitement of insurrection.” Trump is now the first and only President in the history of the United States to be impeached twice.

At least 10 Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump (no House Republicans voted in favor of impeachment in December 2019). All of the Democrats in Colorado’s Congressional delegation  — Reps. Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse, Jason Crow, and Ed Perlmutter — voted YES on impeachment. The three Republicans from Colorado — Reps. Lauren Boebert, Ken Buck, and Doug Lamborn — each voted NO on the question of impeachment.

Final votes are still being counted, but the House has already passed the 217 votes needed to confirm impeachment.

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  1. Diogenesdemar says:

    I read elsewhere earlier today that McConnell has already announced that he does not plan to reconvene the senate until the 19th.

    Trying to read the tea leaves, and the fact that McConnell has some experience raising toddlers, my guess is that, say whatever he will, Mitch really has no desire to see Ttump convicted — but, he is happy to use the threat of a near-future Senate trial in hopes of keeping pouty Ttump within the confines of his playpen until after the inauguration?  Child psychology . . . 

    • MattC says:

      Maybe McConnell is not hoping conviction, but ban on future office. Which looks like only takes a majority. 

      • kickshot says:

        I'm a little confused on that. I have heard that the ban is a separate vote (only requires majority support) to ban from office but it can only be voted on if the conviction passes by 2/3rds.

        I have also heard that since sedition/insurrection is part of the article of impeachment then the ban is invoked if it passes (by 2/3rds).

        It's sausage.

        • Diogenesdemar says:

          2/3rds required to impeach.  A second subsequent simple-majority vote to disqualify from future office.

          Why Remove Trump Now? A Guide to the Second Impeachment of a President

          The biggest consequence for Trump could be disqualifying him from holding office again.

          Conviction in an impeachment trial would not automatically disqualify Mr. Trump from future public office. But if the Senate were to convict him, the Constitution allows a subsequent vote to bar an officialfrom holding “any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.”

          https://www.nytimes.com/article/why-impeach-remove-trump-now.html

          Seems sorta’ assbackwards and widesays, but apparently them’s the rules for this sausage . . .

      • High Valley Lurker says:

        I think McConnell is thinking of the struggle to get Republican money away from donating to Trump in the future. He’s seeing movement in corporations pulling money from Trump, and he’s hoping this 2nd impeachment will help that along.

        There’s clearly going to be a civil war in the Republicans in the 2022 primaries. McConnell wants the more mainstream Republicans (who like McConnell at least try to partially hid their racism) to have a lot more money in that fight than the Fascist Wing of the Republican Party.

      • kwtree says:

        The nice part about banning from future office is that he can't fundraise on Trump 2024 hopes. He could still fundraise for legal defense from the Klown Lawyers (Giuliani and Dershowitz), but will probably get fewer funds.

  2. unnamed says:

    In a first, Trump can now be called 2ImPotus.

  3. NOV GOP meltdown says:

    He's basically busted the presidential Venn diagram now, so I have to rephrase as well…

    " Donald Trump is the only one term president who has both been impeached and lost the popular vote twice "

    Quite a distinguished legacy

  4. kickshot says:

    Dump impeached again.

    Votes to impeach: 232

    Electoral votes: 232

    He should go buy a stack of Play Threes.

  5. JohnInDenver says:

    Here's hoping someone takes many of the Republican speakers up on their offer:  they agreed Trump did something wrong (sort of), but it wasn't impeachable, only rising to the level of censure. 

    So, let's see if anyone can introduce a resolution of censure before Jan 20, and see how many Republicans will join Democrats in approving that.

    • High Valley Lurker says:

      Why is it that Monty Python and the Spanish Inquisition comes to mind?

      For the crime of trying to overthrow the government, and for the cause of unity, we will consent that Donald Trump have to sit in the Comfy Chair and endure 3 lashes with a limp noodle.

  6. skeptical citizen says:

    DOSIMPOTUS

  7. Genghis says:

    Ben Kuck truly covered himself in glory here. The terrorist attack on the Capitol was all the libs' fault, you see, because Sarah Sanders got kicked out of that one restaurant. The world will be a measurably better place when Ben Kuck drops dead.

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