Donald Trump made history when he became the first president to ever be impeached twice. His impeachment — much like his presidency — proved to be incredibly polarizing, especially as he was impeached in his final days in office. Trump was impeached the second time for his role in the Capitol riots two weeks before President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Trump was accused of “inciting” the riots through what the article of impeachment phrased as “repeatedly issued false statements asserting that the presidential election results were fraudulent and should not be accepted” (via BBC News). The document also stated, “President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government, threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of government.”
Trump must still undergo an impeachment trial, although many Republicans are trying to block it (via AP).
Monica Lewinsky is not a fan of Donald Trump
Trump’s detractors are just as vocal as his supporters. Activist and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky has spoken out about Trump’s impeachment trial, which is scheduled to begin next month. “My new idea: All of the senators need to take lie detector tests that they would vote the same on impeachment if it were a democrat that incited the capitol insurrection,” she tweeted recently, adding, “I know tricky for the psychopaths among them.”
Lewinsky has long been critical of Trump, and posted a celebratory tweet when the then-president was booted off Twitter after the riots. “#BanTrumpSaveDemocracy,” she tweeted.
Lewinsky also recently retweeted a tweet from the House Judiciary Committee that reads “The Senate must convict Donald Trump and defend our democracy,” as well as a tweet from Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Bernice King. “Impeachment is not ‘cancel culture,'” wrote King. “If a President uses hateful rhetoric and perpetuates extremely harmful lies, thereby inciting violence on the nation’s Capitol, the nation must admonish, correct and prevent that behavior from happening again.”
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