Donald Trump has become the first US President in history to be impeached TWICE.
A majority of the US House of Representatives have voted to formally charge him with inciting an insurrection a week after a violent mob of his supporters besieged the Capitol.
Under the US Constitution, impeachment in the House triggers a trial in the Senate.
After hours of intense debate, a bipartisan majority of members voted to impeach the president, who urged supporters last week to march on the US Capitol and “fight like hell,” actions that Democrats say incited a mob to stage a violent and deadly uprising.
US Congressman Brendan Boyle, whose family come from Glencolmcille, tweeted “This is now officially the most bipartisan impeachment in US history.”
Shortly before the vote began, number two House Democrat Steny Hoyer urged politicians to “reject sedition, tyranny and insurrection” and vote to impeach Mr Trump “for America, for our constitution, for democracy, for history.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had called on politicians to impeach Mr Trump, saying he must be held accountable for inciting last week’s violent attack on Congress.
“We know that the president of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country. He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love.”
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