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Trump On The Brink Of Second Impeachment

Devanshi Doshi

The House of Representatives is set to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting insurrection Wednesday, with several key Republicans backing the Democrat-led push to bring down the real estate tycoon in flames just a week before he leaves office. Days after an angry mob of his supporters stormed Capitol Hill and clashed with police, US President Donald Trump is on the verge of getting impeached for a historic second time.

As lawmakers opened their session, Washington was in a state of siege, with armed National Guards deployed, central streets barred to cars and public spaces fenced off, reported the Firstpost. 

In opening debates Wednesday, Democratic lawmaker Ilhan Omar branded Trump a "tyrant." "The president not only incited an insurrection against our government but has in word and deed led a rebellion," she told the chamber. "For us to able to survive as a functioning democracy there has to be accountability."

But Nancy Mace, a newly-elected Republican congresswoman said that while lawmakers "need to hold the president accountable" over the violence, the speed of the process "poses great questions about the constitutionality."

Trump’s fiery speech at a rally just before the Jan. 6 riot is at the centre of the impeachment charge against him. A woman was fatally shot in the violence that ensued as pro-Trump protestors breached barricades and advanced into the halls of the Capitol building, smashing windows and brawled with police officers in what is widely being considered one of the worst security breaches in US history. A woman was fatally shot in the violence that ensued as pro-Trump protestors breached barricades and advanced into the halls of the Capitol building, smashing windows and brawled with police officers in what is widely being considered one of the worst security breaches in US history. 

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