U.S. House of Representatives Upheld Rule of Law by Impeaching Donald Trump for Second Time & Senate Must Vote to Convict

by HRC Staff

Post submitted by Viet Tran (he/him/they/them), former HRC Press Secretary

HRC called on the U.S. Senate to vote to convict President Donald Trump following the bipartisan 232 to 197 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach him for inciting insurrection.

President Trump bears responsibility for last Wednesday’s insurrection at the United States Capitol, which claimed the lives of five people. With bipartisan support, we applaud the House of Representatives for standing up for our democracy and holding Trump accountable with today’s vote to impeach and remove him from office.

This is a nation of laws, built on a promise in our Constitution that no one is above the law -- especially those elected to serve the American public. The Senate’s constitutional role in adjudicating the President’s actions is vital in preserving this accountability.

“The American people deserve leaders who uphold the rule of law, and that includes the president of the United States. The Human Rights Campaign calls on the United States Senate to give this bipartisan rebuke its full consideration and expeditiously vote to convict and remove President Donald Trump from office.

Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign

Following last Wednesday’s insurrection at the United States Capitol in which five people died, HRC announced its support for the formal and immediate removal of President Donald Trump from office, whether that be through the invocation of the 25th Amendment or through impeachment and conviction. In December 2019, HRC previously announced its support for the first impeachment of Trump.

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