Donald Trump is making history, and not for a good reason. In a vote that occurred on January 13, 2021, the ex-president became the first president in U.S. History to be impeached, twice. The decision to impeach him came after he was said to have encouraged the attacks on the Capitol that had happened the previous week. “Trump was an embarrassment to our country and I’m glad that he is out of office,” Fatima, a student from Conrad Schools of Science, said.
The voting took place in the same building that was attacked that previous week. That week filled the United States with terror and anguish as people, mainly those who supported Trump, were able to storm a government building with ease. Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, were among those in the buildings during the attack and who stated that “they thought they were going to die.”
“After everything that had happened, I don’t know how people could still support that man,” Isaac from the University of Alabama told us. The impeachment process is still is a long one. Any Trump conviction would occur now that he is out of office. A trial is to start on February 8, 2021.
If convicted, a vote could be made to stop Trump from ever running for president again. This is also known as the 14th amendment that “bars from federal or state office anyone who takes part in insurrection or rebellion.”
“With Biden now in office, the dreaded Trump era is now behind us and we can move on together in hopes of bringing this country back to a stable state,” Djena from William Penn High School said.