The US House of Representatives, controlled by the Democratic Party, a week before the inauguration of the new president, Democrat Joe Biden, voted by a majority to impeach the incumbent Republican head of state, Donald Trump.
According to The Economic Times, 221 members of the US House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump, with the required 218 votes.
The decision was made against the backdrop of riots and the storming of the Capitol by Trump’s supporters, which could have been provoked by the posts of the incumbent on social networks, in which he called for a review of the election results.
The impeachment of the Republican has yet to be approved by the Senate, but the vote can take place no earlier than January 19.
Earlier, thousands of Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol last Wednesday during the certification process of the results of the US presidential elections, in which the Republican mogul, who denounces a “fraud“, was defeated by the Democrat, Joe Biden. Also, a woman was shot during the Capitol riots in Washington DC. Latest reports say that four died during the Washington riots.