For the first time in US history, the House of Representatives has impeached a sitting President for a second time.

President Donald Trump was impeached for incitement of insurrection at last Wednesday’s riot in the capitol.

The vote, which cleared the House shortly after 4 this afternoon.  

In a stinging bipartisan rebuke, 10 members of the President’s Republican Party voted with Democrats to impeach him. 

More than 200 Democrats voted for the resolution.

232 members voted yes.  197 no. 4 abstained. 

The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, marshaled House Democrats through a day of debates which saw House members accuse the President of being an insurrectionist.

The Speaker charged that Trump had to be impeached as he represents a clear and present danger to the security of the United States.

Speaker Pelosi called on House members to choose the Constitution over Trump. She argued that there was no other choice. The Speaker argued the President was a liar intent on bringing America to its knees.

The US Senate must now convene a trial when the article of impeachment is sent to it. 

Outgoing Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, has refused a request to convene the Senate to hold an emergency trial ahead of Biden’s inauguration next Wednesday.