Donald Trump’s impeachment timeline: What could happen next?

The House of Representatives has voted to impeach Donald Trump, making him the first president in US history to be impeached twice. The process commenced in mid-January, soon after a mob of Mr Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol building.

Trump impeachment timeline

Monday, January 11

Democrats introduced a single article of impeachment into the US House of Representatives. It charged Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection” over the storming of the US Capitol. 

They also attempted to pass a unanimous resolution calling on Mike Pence, the US vice president, to use the 25th Amendment to remove Mr Trump from office. To prevent the resolution from passing unanimously, one Republican congressman objected.

Tuesday, January 12

Democrats forced a vote on their resolution urging Mr Pence to use the 25th Amendment, arguing Mr Trump was  no longer able to fulfil his duties.

However, there is nothing binding about the resolution. Mr Pence and a majority of Mr Trump’s cabinet are the ones who would need to take that step, not Congress. 

On the same day, Mr Trump visited the US-Mexico border in Alamo, Texas, to highlight the push during his presidency to build new border fencing. 

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