This is the second time the US sitting president would be impeached. A development coming just seven days before the scheduled swearing-in of Joe Biden.
Reacting to Trump’s impeachment in a statement a few moments earlier, Biden lauded the House of Representatives led by Nancy Pelosi, for exercising the power at their disposal to hold accountable the Republican.
“Today, the members of the House of Representatives exercised the power granted to them under our Constitution and voted to impeach and hold the president accountable,” said Biden.
“It was a bipartisan vote cast by members who followed the Constitution and their conscience,” he added.
Naija News understands that Trump’s impeachment followed the attack on Capitol by supporters of the outgoing President last week. 232 members of the house of reps had voted against 197, accusing President Trump of inciting the deadly violence at the Capitol that claimed some lives.