If Donald Trump ever wins the lottery, the number 232 won’t be his winning ticket — and he can thank his unapologetic supporters for that.
Yesterday, Trump made history for all the wrong reasons, becoming the first U.S. President to be impeached twice. 232 members of the House voted in favor — the same number as his losing tally of electoral college votes.
The historic impeachment comes after a series of stormy events following the attack on the Capitol building.
On the 6th of January, Congress prepared itself for the traditional ceremony whereby, according to the constitution, the vice-president certifies the official electoral college vote. It should have been as rudimentary as opening an envelope at the Oscars and reading the winner for Best Actor. Instead, the Capitol was besieged in an insurrection by MAGA maniacs wielding weapons, teargas, pipe bombs, and whatever else they could get their seditious hands on.
Trump and his political allies argued that he didn’t encourage the mob. But all you have to do is read a handful of the disgraced president’s tweets clamoring for chaos on January 6th. Or watch three minutes of his incendiary speech urging the march to treason the morning of the electoral counting.