The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for a second time in history. The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump for “incitement of insurrection” following a mob attack at the Capitol. He is the first US president to be impeached twice. In 2019, Trump was impeached by the House for his dealings with Ukraine.

Trump had asked his supporters to “fight like hell” against the election results.

As many as 10 Republicans joined the Democrats, who wanted Trump to be held accountable for the riot. The House called it a “clear and present danger” if Congress leaves him unchecked before the start of Democrat Joe Biden’s presidency on January 20.

House speaker Nancy Pelosi invoked the Bible and Abraham Lincoln, asking her colleagues to help defend the US constitution from all the enemies — foreign “and domestic”.

“He must go, he is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love,” she said.

Even though Trump refused to take responsibility of the riot, he issued a statement requesting “no violence, no lawbreaking and no vandalism of any kind” to disrupt the ascension of Biden to the White House.

“That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on all Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers.” Trump said.