- Donald Trump has been impeached for “inciting” the deadly riot at the US Capitol
- Ten rebel Republicans voted with Democrats after a day of debate in the House of Representatives
- It makes Trump the first president ever to be impeached twice
- He now faces a trial in the Senate, which will take place after he leaves office
- He was accused of rousing his followers to storm the Capitol last week, leaving five dead
- In a sometimes stormy day of debate, some Republicans argued impeachment would further divide the nation
- Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi had said “He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation”
Yes, they can. Impeachment alone is not enough to bar a president from seeking office again.
But there’s an exception.
If Donald Trump is impeached in the House, then convicted in a Senate trial, senators could then hold an additional vote on whether to explicitly bar him from running again.
This vote would require just a simple majority in the chamber.
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