Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has opened up about her feelings as she signed Donald Trump’s second articles of impeachment.
Here’s what she had to say…
Now, the shocking news of Trump’s second impeachment comes just over a week after the Capitol riots.
As we all have heard by now, pro-Trump rioters broke into the Capitol building last Wednesday and wreaked havoc amongst the lawmaker’s area.
And, while the perpetrators are slowly being brought to justice…
So is the man being accused of initially inciting the violence.
Now, this is not the first time claims about “violence” and “hatred” have come about.
It started all the way back when Trump first took office. No one could quite believe what they were hearing when the notorious business tycoon announced his plans to run for president during the 2016 presidential campaigns.
But, remarkably, it wasn’t a publicity stunt.
Donald Trump was being deadly serious about his bid for his place in the White House, and kicked off his campaign with an array of promises, such as building a wall along the border of Mexico, allowing all American’s the right to bear arms, and to, of course, “make America great again.”
The world awoke on November 9th to see that America officially had its new leader – President Donald Trump.
Trump immediately threw himself into the role of president of the United States…
And it’s certainly been up and down.
Trump has sparked his fair share of outrage, imposing a temporary travel ban on Muslims entering and leaving the U.S. and banning transgender people from the military, just for example.
But he also passed a bill that makes animal cruelty a federal crime, and unemployment in the country was at an all-time low at just 3.6 percent.
But the president is certainly no stranger to criticism and controversy.
Much of his behavior while acting as president has been questioned, with many calling for him to be impeached, and even removed from office entirely.
And, last year…
Trump underwent an impeachment trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
And even though the Senate acquitted Trump of these charges on February 5, 2020, the impeachment left a nasty stain on the president’s reputation.
And, to make things even worse…
Shortly after the impeachment charges were dropped, the world was hit by the coronavirus pandemic which Trump went on to handle awfully.
And, tens of thousands of preventable deaths later, the people of America have been left grieving and feeling angry…
But of course, this didn’t stop Trump from running as president for a second term in last year’s 2020 elections.
And in comparison to Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s toned-down campaign, Trump seemed to be desperately grasping at straws.
And right up until November 3rd, when the votes started to get counted, Trump continued to spread lies about Biden and his campaign team in a desperate bid to be reelected.
On November 7th, it was confirmed that Joe Biden had won the election by amassing 284 electoral college seats to Trump’s 214.
But Trump refused to see it this way and, instead, went on to repeatedly accuse Biden and his team of election fraud.
According to Trump, the Republicans were real winners of the election.
Trump’s refusal to concede to Biden only poured more fuel on his army of angry supporters…
And this lead to the shocking scenes at the U.S Capitol building on January 6th.
At a “Save America” rally held in Washington D.C, the president encouraged his supporters to “fight for their country”…
Which lead to thousands of them flocking to the Capitol building and breaking in to cause total and utter havoc.
Chants could be heard saying, “Stop the steal!”…
And terrifying scenes soon started to unfold, with angry rioters looting personal and valuable items from the offices and chambers as members of Congress were quietly evacuated from the building.
It was history in the making…
And it was also, undeniably, the biggest security breach our country has faced since 9/11.
Trump eventually issued a series of small tweets asking for his supporters to simply “go home”…
And he down-right refused to take any responsibility for the riot, despite him being the one who encouraged his supporters to literally “fight back” earlier that day.
This lead to him being suspended indefinitely from all major social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
Of course, we all know how much Trump loved to run his mouth on Twitter, so this was a huge deal.
But, along with the social media ban, Trump’s lack of concern over his supporter’s violence got Congress talking…
And Nancy Pelosi, along with many other members of Congress, began to prepare a vote to impeach President Trump over his role in the riots.
And even though Vice-President Mike Pence refused to invoke the 25th amendment, which is what would have removed Trump from office immediately…
The votes have spoken.
President Donald Trump has officially been impeached… Again.
It was announced yesterday that the House had voted on an article of impeachment that accuses Trump of “incitement of insurrection”, with ten republicans reportedly supporting the move.
Trump has become the first president in history to be impeached twice.
The final vote was 232-197, as per The Guardian. The matter has since gone before the Senate, which will decide whether Trump should be convicted and removed from office.
And now, in the aftermath of the shocking news…
House speaker Nancy Pelosi has revealed that she was “heartbroken”.
Before signing the articles of impeachment, she said, “Today, in a bipartisan way, the House demonstrated that no one is above the law, not even the president of the United States.”
“That is a clear and present danger to our country, and that once again, we honored our oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help us God.”
Whilst signing the articles she added that she was doing so “with a heart broken over what this means to our country.”
Either way, the impeachment will be going ahead and we’ll just have to wait and see if the President will be facing charges for his alleged actions.
Trump has also responded to the impeachment by sharing a statement online.
You can see Trump’s speech in reaction to the news here:
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