The outgoing President Donald Trump has been blocked on all major social networks for inciting US Capitol riot.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed the impeachment making Trump the first US president to be impeached twice. Congress voted 232 to 197 on the single article of impeachment charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection”.
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached President Donald Trump for “inciting” last week’s deadly violence at Capitol Hill.
Trump now faces a trial in the Senate. According to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, the trial is unlikely to be held before January 20, the inauguration of incoming president Joe Biden
McConnell in a statement released after the vote said that even if the Senate convened this week, “no final verdict would be reached until after President Trump had left office”.
Earlier, Speaker Nancy Pelosi termed those who attacked the Capitol as”domestic terrorists” and “the President of the United States incited this insurrection”.
Terming Trump as a “danger to the nation”, she said, “We know that the President of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country. He must go, he is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love.”
Senate leader McConnell had earlier said that he would not reconvene the upper house of the Congress before January 19. He also said that he has not made a final decision on how he will vote in the impeachment trial, stating he intends to listen to the arguments when they are presented.
On January 6, during a rally at the Ellipse, just outside the White House, Donald Trump said, “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them.”
“Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong. We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated.” he further said.
“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” he added.
Shortly after the speech, a group of Trump’s loyalists stormed the US Capitol building, clashing with police, damaging property, seizing the inauguration stage and occupying the rotunda.
The outgoing President has since been blocked on all major social networks at least until after he is out of office.