WASHINGTON, D.C. (1/13/2021)— The U.S. House voted, 232-197, to impeach President Donald Trump on the charge of inciting an insurrection. The vote came one week after Trump rallied his followers to incite a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol in an effort to thwart confirmation of the 2020 presidential election. Ten House Republicans joined Democrats for Wednesday’s vote, making Trump the first leader in U.S. history to be impeached twice.
Democracy North Carolina’s Executive Director Tomas Lopez praised the bipartisan vote and called on the Senate to “act quickly” to remove Trump from office.
“Today’s bipartisan U.S. House vote to impeach President Trump is an acknowledgement that the nation’s leaders can no longer look the other way when our democracy, our institutions, and our people are under attack. We now call on the U.S. Senate — including Sens. Burr and Tillis — to act quickly to convict the president, disqualify him from future office and send a strong message that anyone who values cowardly acts of white supremacist violence over fair votes and unfettered power over the will of the people will not be allowed to prevail.”