The US House of Reps. impeached President Trump for misdemeanors and high crimes, voting 232-197 in favor of impeachment.
After the U.S. Presidential elections in November 2020, the president alleged massive voter fraud and filed lawsuits in several states to overturn the election results. The supreme court and federal courts threw out all the lawsuits and refused to hear these petitions by the Trump team. On January 6, 2021, during the Congress's election results certification, thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building and besieged it. The president was widely blamed for inciting violence at the Capitol. The Democratic-controlled House called for a second impeachment of the president. It held him accountable for the January 6 incident, which cost the lives of five people, including that of a police officer.
On January 11, 2021, the House of Reps. motioned to impeach Trump for misdemeanors and high crimes. The impeachment was on a single charge where ten Republican representatives joined the Democrats and voted 232-197 in favor of impeachment.
The impeachment trial is expected to begin shortly after President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath on January 20. However, Democrats are pushing for a later trial to give Biden time to set up his administration and work on other priorities, and no dates have been set up as of now. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in a letter on January 17 to support a vote to dismiss the House’s article of impeachment against Trump on a charge of incitement of violence.