U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew, a Democratic lawmaker who opposed his party's move to impeach Trump, after Van Drew announced he was becoming a Republican, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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President Donald Trump is set to be impeached for a second term in his first term in office, with the US House expected to vote Wednesday to charge him of inciting an insurrection in the US Capitol on January 6. 

After Trump was impeached for the first time in December 2019 on charges of abusing his office and obstructing Congress, he and his allies in Congress and the right-wing media floated the idea that Democrats are trying to “nullify” the 2016 election.

Trump made a similar claim on Twitter in February 2020, writing, “This is the biggest political crime in American history, by far. SIMPLY PUT, THE PARTY IN POWER ILLEGALLY SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN, BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE ELECTION, IN ORDER TO CHANGE OR NULLIFY THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION. IT CONTINUED ON WITH THE IMPEACHMENT HOAX. Terrible!”

“After three years of sinister witch hunts, hoaxes, scams, tonight the House Democrats are trying to nullify the ballots of tens of millions of patriotic Americans,” Trump said during a rally as the House of Representatives voted to impeach him last year. “With today’s illegal, unconstitutional, and partisan impeachment, the do-nothing Democrats … …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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