President Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice


WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — President Donald Trump is now the first president to be impeached twice.

Nexstar Washington correspondent Basil John reports on where lawmakers stand on the issue.

“This beacon of democracy became the site of a vicious attack,” Congressman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said.

McGovern and other lawmakers pushed for the impeachment of Trump.

“This was not a protest, this was an insurrection. This was a well-organized attack on our country that was incited by Donald Trump,” McGovern said.

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) say the president’s false claims of election fraud put the country at risk.

“The president used untruthful claims to end the completion of a constitutional process of collecting the electoral votes making Joe Biden president of the United States,” DeLauro said.

“Donald Trump challenged this principle in two ways: deceit and violence,” Welch said.

Some Republicans say the rush toward impeachment could cause more problems for the country.

“A move which will no doubt further divide an already fractured nation,” Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) said.

Congressman Fred Keller (R-Pa.) say the country needs to focus on healing.

“The best way to achieve that is for us to just let the president serve the rest of the term and see the peaceful transfer of power in a week,” Keller said.

With the Senate adjourned until Jan. 19, an impeachment trial isn’t expected to happen until after Trump leaves office.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

United Tribes Basketball

WDA Hockey

WDA Basketball

Class B Basketball

SNAP increase

Fire & COVID-19

GoPro found after 6 years at the bottom of Honolulu ocean returned to owner

Local Election Parties

Vaccine Debate

DAPL Appeal

KX Convo: Sen. Kevin Cramer

Winter Driving Reminders

Chocolates for Shopping

Firefighter Competition

Memory Bears

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 1/26

Weather Zoom

Mugshot Bill


More Video

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

KX News Trending Stories

Latest Stories

More Local News