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House impeaches Trump for the second time

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/13/21, 06:20 pm

For the first time in U.S. history, members of Congress voted to impeach a sitting president for a second time. By a vote of 232-197, with 10 Republicans aligning with the Democratic majority, the House on Wednesday charged President Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection.” His critics blame him for inflaming a crowd of his supporters, some of whom marched to the U.S. Capitol and invaded it on Jan. 6 as Congress met to certify the results of the presidential election. Five people died during the riot.

What happens next? The Senate is expected to hold a trial, though it wouldn’t begin before Tuesday, the day before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Trump would have already left his position by the end of the trial, but the Senate could vote on whether to disqualify him from holding federal office again. Trump told reporters on Tuesday that the effort to impeach him again is causing “tremendous anger” and “tremendous danger” to the country. Cut off from virtually all social media platforms, including YouTube, Trump released a statement from the White House on Wednesday calling for “NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. … That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for.”

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s first-hand account of the Capitol riots.


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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • Janet B
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 05:59 pm

    As a citizen, I am just furious about this. 

    Why wasn't there this much attention given to the rioters who, night after night, attacked a federal building in Portland?  Where are the arrests?  Where are the investigations of these attacks?

    This is just a shameful demonstration of hatred that the left/Democrats have had for Donald Trump since he won.  They have twisted his words for 4 years, and now they can use the attack on the Capitol - admittedly against our government - by ...well, gee, we don't know who most of them are, do we? - to blame him for his speech.  

    If the word "fight" is inflammatory, we had better ban at least the Book of 1 Timothy.

    The shame of America is not the President's words, but the use of the power by those who have hated the President to disgrace him at the end of a term that saw many positive things for this country, none of which were ever credited to him by the left.

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 09:20 pm

    Janet B, though heartbreaking, I hope to refocus on living with the hope that Jesus gives to His own: "My peace I give unto you; it's a peace that the world cannot give. It's a peace that the world cannot understand: peace to know, peace to live. My peace I give unto you."

    In an address to the nation, President Trump focused on promoting peace. He encourages us to reach out in a spirit of peace to others.

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 02:25 pm

    I can't muster up much sympathy for Trump's whining, when he badgered a sitting president about his birth certificate for years, with as much basis as the Steele Dossier. Trump lost the election, and wasn't happy about it, and used a false narrative to rile up his supporters, most of whom were just disappointed, but some of whom got angry and rioted about it.

    We teach children from a young age on up that actions have consequences. You don't always foresee the consequences, but if you knowingly do something wrong, you're often still responsible for the consequences. (For example, someone driving drunk does not want or expect to kill somebody, but if they do, they face charges for making the bad decision that led to the death.) When Trump knowingly pushes multiple election fictions, when he uses his platform to argue that the country is hopelessly corrupt, when he or his lawyers accuse ethical, elected officials of being bribed by China, and people actually believe his lies and act on them -- I'm just not too concerned that he's not being treated with kid gloves.

    The President is 74 years old. It's past time for him to grow up and learn the lessons that the rest of us learned a long time ago. It's time for him to put America ahead of his own ambitions and accept that the American people did not choose him this time. And it's high time that the rest of us stopped enabling his destructive habits for the benefit of our own policy goals.

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 03:05 pm

    Hannah -- I know we disagree a lot ... but your admonition (and Trump's last night) is encouraging and well taken. Thanks for sharing that.

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    Cyborg3
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 05:14 pm

    Tim, why do you push multiple election fictions? I guess you think it is fair to run ballots multiple times through counters. We have testimony by multiple individuals who witnessed this? Why don't you acknowledge this? Why do you support kicking out Republicans in Detroit who were monitoring the election? Why do you support radical groups handing out money to election officials with strings attached that effectively sidestep the states election laws in many swing states? This election was the biggest fraud in our history and weak minded Christians are going along with the corruption! It is outrageous and we have no justice! 

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 07:36 pm

    Janet B

    I TOTALLY AGREE.

     

  • JK
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 09:22 pm

    Good.  Trump will never apologize and never accept responsibility--he never does.  He perpetuated a two-month lie about the election to rob voters and it ended making them furious enough to break down the capitol doors and hunt Congress members.  This can't go unanswered and it must be clear to future presidents that this sort of seditious nonsense will have ramifications.  

  • GC
    Posted: Wed, 01/13/2021 10:18 pm

    Absolutely! 

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 01:23 pm

    He fought the world and the world won.

  • MTJanet
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 03:21 pm

    The spirit of lawlessness is increasing, and we are seeing little condemnation of it.  This impeachment is neither here nor there for me - it is the fact that the willingness to call it out is terribly onesided.  I don't believe that only Republicans are opposed to all lawlessness, but it certainly is problematic that our incoming VP also is deserving of punishment/banishment - yes, she not only supported lawlessness but enabled the lawless to return to society.  She should have been expelled from Congress.  It is not the treatment of Trump that is concerning; it is the inherent inability of the godless to see that lawlessness on every level must be dealt with or it will keep coming.  You can't encourage it on one hand and expect it to go away on the other.  

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 04:01 pm

    Fair point.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 07:49 pm

    Let's give this a rest.  Everything all of you have said here has truth in it, and you've said it in some form on the World comments section before.  and before. and before.   I admit I've done the same. 

    God loves us.  God is Sovereign, even over Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi.  There is a covid vaccine.  Spring is coming, and I already have the tips of daffodils showing in a few places in my yard.  My grandkids are smart and talented and healthy.  All those and more are what I am trying to focus on, more than an ugly political situation that I very likely can do nothing to remedy. 

    And I am doing my best to love you all!  Yes, even you, TIM MILLER!  (Just kiddin' ya, Bro!)

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Fri, 01/15/2021 08:44 am

    "Everything all of you have said here has truth in it, and you've said it in some form on the World comments section before.  and before. and before."

    Guilty as charged:) My goal today is to comment on non-political topics here. 

    Thanks for the love:) Back atcha:)

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 10:35 pm

    TRUMP was our most PRO-LIFE Pres EVER!

    If you wanted him out because he was an embarrassment, it's on YOU.

    If you voted for any abortion reps, it's on YOU.

    I am ashamed for people who call themselves Christians and vote for abortion.

    Did God not says we will know them by their ACTIONS.

    The first thing BIDEN said he was going to do is go after the NUNS who don't want to pay for ABORTION. 

     

     

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 11:03 pm

     JUST IN: CNN reports that Federal investigators have indications US Capitol riot may have been pre-planned.

    People left the rally early to get their weapons. The insurrection is on the Dems' Antifa. You know the group that Nadler says doesn't exist. The group that threatens your family at home. That goes to bookstores and threatens them for selling a book about Antifa. 

    On the other hand CNN's Lemon says, "If you voted for Trump, you're with the Klan & the Capitol Hill rioters." He says that Trump told his followers to go into the Capitol to take the lives of lawmakers. If you listen to CNN, this in on you. 

     

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 11:32 pm

    WELL, WELL, WELL

    This is for all you people who claim that it was all "Trump Supporters".

    A BLACK BLM guy was helping the "insurrection". (bad language in this link) Basically he says they need to burn the capitol down. He had a knife. Thank God he was arrested. 

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/01/14/blm-activist-arres...

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 01/14/2021 11:50 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nvqvvsqJ_s

    Watch this VIDEO of the "insurrection" by an independent Japanese reporter. 

    She video-taped a NON-TRUMP agitator. Listen to her comments.

    She video-taped him changing into something else from his backpack behind everyone, after agitating everyone. These same tactics are used by rioters in Japan. Divide and conquer. 

    You won't see any of the TRUTH on mainstream media, especially CNN. 

  • GC
    Posted: Fri, 01/15/2021 10:18 am

    I am so encouraged today to read conciliatory comments from Hannah, OldMike, and Tim Miller! Thanks to all three of you for leading the way! My heart is refreshed!

  • not silent
    Posted: Fri, 01/15/2021 03:01 pm

    Agreed. 

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