Trump Impeachment Trial – level 3

18-02-2021 07:00

The second impeachment of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the US, occurred on January 12, 2021, only one week before his presidency ended.

The House of Representatives of the US Congress adopted one article of impeachment against Trump, saying that he incited the storming of the US Capitol on January 6.

In early January, President Trump made numerous unsuccessful attempts to overturn the US presidential election. He called on his supporters to come to Washington D.C. on January 6, which was the day that Congress was counting electoral votes. Trump´s supporters unlawfully entered the Capitol and five people died as a result of the riots. However, during the riots, Trump took no action.

House impeachment managers concluded their case against Donald Trump on Thursday by saying that the Capitol attack was the development of Trump´s lies and violent rhetoric. They also said that Trump would remain a threat to US democracy if he wasn´t convicted and stopped from holding future office.

Difficult words: impeachment (the political process with a public official who is charged with a crime or wrongdoing in office), adopt (to apply), article of impeachment (the formal document that starts an impeachment), rhetoric (persuasive language that can be regarded as insincere or meaningless).

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