With a vote on Wednesday, President Trump became the first president to be impeached twice.
In a presidency full of controversial moments and political turmoil, this massive development happens right near the end of Trump’s term.
We at The Daily Eastern News want to be sure that people realize what a big deal this is, even if it seems like a blip on the radar among other things that Trump has done over the years.
The details of this second impeachment help reveal how significant it is.
The impeachment says that Trump was responsible for “incitement of insurrection” and posed a “clear and present danger” to the country if he is not reigned in during the final days of his term.
Hearing language like this used to describe a sitting president is alarming and no one should take it for granted.
The president is a person who is supposed to represent the American people and uphold the Constitution, and members of the government consider this president a dangerous force.
Another reason the impeachment stands out is that 10 Republican representatives joined with Democrats to vote for impeachment.
According to the Associated Press, this is the most bipartisan impeachment in American history.
For much of Trump’s presidency, most Republicans have stood by his side, even risking or ruining their political careers to do so.
It is surprising to see some of them part with him now after siding with him for so long.
Regardless of the outcome of this impeachment, the fact that we have gotten this far twice in just 13 months is something that we will likely never see again.