Donald Trump impeached for 'inciting' US Capitol riot
The US House of Representatives, including 10 Republican legislators, has impeached President Donald Trump for "inciting" an insurrection over last week's violence at the Capitol building in Washington, DC.
Trump is now the first US president in history to be impeached twice.
The House resolution, which passed by a vote of 232-197 on Wednesday states that Trump's speech incited the rioters who stormed the building to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, which Trump lost.
Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC, the US.
Donald Trump has been impeached by the US House of Representatives, in his final week in office.
A week after hundreds of the President's supporters violently invaded the US Capitol - forcing Congressmen and women to flee - Representatives voted to impeach Mr Trump for inciting insurrection and falsely claiming the presidential election victory of Joe Biden was fraudulent.
Several Republicans abandoned the president and backed the articles of impeachment.
A trial will now take place in the Senate - the upper house of Congress. If US senators also support impeachment, Donald Trump will be banned from every standing again for any public office in the United States.
Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by North America editor Jon Sopel. The House impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for a second time, charging him with 'incitement of insurrection' for his role in the violent riot by a pro-Trump mob in the U.S. Capitol. The Morning Joe panel discusses. Aired on 1/14/2021. Donald Trump has been impeached for a second time.
A total of 10 Republicans voted against their party and Donald Trump, with the final result being 232 votes to impeach, and 197 against. President Donald Trump gave his first public comments about the US Capitol riot that left 5 people dead as he departed for Alamo, Texas.