For the second time in his four-year presidency, Donald Trump faces impeachment in the United States.

This comes one week after pro-Trump rioters marched on Washington D.C. and attacked the Capitol building.

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On Wednesday, January 13, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote to impeach Trump because of his role in inciting the riots.

According to BBC News, members of the Republican party have promised to join the Democrats to impeach him, formally charging him with inciting insurrection.

Because Democrats hold a majority in the house, Wednesday’s vote is likely to pass.

It will then be trialled at the Senate, where a two-thirds majority would be needed to convict the incumbent president.

This means at least 17 members of Trump’s party would have to move to convict him, but the New York Times, per BBC News, suggests as many as 20 Senate Republicans are willing to so do.

It’s not known yet how long this process could take, but it’s unlikely to be conclusive before Joe Biden gets inaugurated on January 20.

While Trump will no longer be acting president by this stage, it’s possible the Senate could use the impeachment process to prevent him from ever running for office again.

He has previously suggested he’d run again in 2024.

The Republican leader has refused to take any responsibility for his role in last week’s riots, choosing instead to focus on things like calling COVID-19 the “China virus” during his most recent public appearance.

 
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