Volume 31



The Capitol Riots and Impeachment

President Donald John Trump has been impeached for the second time a week after inciting the violence at the Capitol of the United States, creating immense fear and political tensions to spark throughout our country.

The attack on the Capitol came after Trump made his last attempt to stop Joe Biden’s presidential election victory as he tweeted for his supporters to, “fight like hell.” These remarks came on the same day as the loss of the Georgia Senate seats.

Despite him quickly denouncing the violence as many of his armed supporters stormed the Capitol, forcing members of Congress to hide in fear that their lives were at stake, many of his supporters ignored this and continued to forcefully enter the Capitol. According to the Washington Post and New York Times, tear gas and bullets were fired, killing five people and injuring dozens.As of Jan. 12, 61 arrests have been made.

As a result of Trump inciting violence, he was impeached on Jan. 13, making him the only president to ever be impeached twice.

According to Axios, Trump and some of his administration and supporters have also been banned from multiple social media platforms after the Capitol riots, including Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Twitch, Shopify, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok and Pinterest. Popular conservative apps, like Parler, have been removed from Google and Apple stores.

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