The decision was handed down by politicians at the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday (January 13, 2021), making Trump the only leader to be impeached twice.
He was charged with “incitement of insurrection” a week after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol and took over the building for an afternoon, attacking police officials and security guards.
Trump was held accountable because before the mob forced the Capitol into lockdown, he addressed his supporters, proclaiming his ongoing claims of election fraud and stating, “We fight like hell and if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”
The House voted 232-197 to impeach the President, who was first impeached by the House in 2019 over his relationship with officials in Ukraine – but the Senate voted to acquit him in 2020.
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell has stated he will not launch an impeachment trial until January 19th – a day before Trump is set to leave the White House and hand over the presidency to Democrat Joe Biden.
If convicted, Trump will be prevented from running for office in the future.
As the impeachment decision was announced on Wednesday, several stars took to social media to share their thoughts, with Ice-T insisting the President is in big trouble because he has upset federal agents.
“OK… Looks like they’re done with the BS…,” the rapper and actor wrote. “I think the Feds are gonna wait till dude is a citizen again… Then hit him with everything in the book. Put him in Prison… He crossed the Feds… Even Gangsters know you don’t CHALLENGE the Feds…”
Meanwhile, outspoken Trump hater Chrissy added: “I didn’t even know you could be impeached twice. I thought it was like dying.”
Cardi B also took to Twitter to let fans know she was watching the drama unfold, writing: “I been told yaaa (sic),” while another anti-Trump activist Bette Midler offered: “IMPEACHED AGAIN!”