53ºF

Trump becomes first president to get impeached twice: A look at the Capitol, in photos

Capitol police and anti-Trump protesters gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Capitol police and anti-Trump protesters gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (2021 Getty Images)

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops inside and out, the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump.

The proceedings moved at lightning speed, with lawmakers voting just one week after violent pro-Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol after the president’s calls for them to “fight like hell” against the election results.

Ten Republicans fled Trump, joining Democrats who said he needed to be held accountable and warned ominously of a “clear and present danger” if Congress should leave him unchecked before Democrat Joe Biden’s inauguration Jan. 20.

Trump is the only U.S. president to be twice impeached. It was the most bipartisan presidential impeachment in modern times, more so than against Bill Clinton in 1998.

The following pictures show what it looked like at the Capitol on Wednesday.

The U.S. Capitol stands on January 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump late Wednesday, after Vice President Mike Pence declined to use the 25th amendment to remove him from office after protestors breached the U.S. Capitol last week.
The U.S. Capitol stands on January 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump late Wednesday, after Vice President Mike Pence declined to use the 25th amendment to remove him from office after protestors breached the U.S. Capitol last week. (2021 Getty Images)
Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) (C) gives members of the National Guard a tour of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) (C) gives members of the National Guard a tour of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (2021 Getty Images)
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (R) wears a protective mask while arriving to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (R) wears a protective mask while arriving to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (2021 Getty Images)
Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) wears a protective mask while walking to the House Floor at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) wears a protective mask while walking to the House Floor at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (2021 Getty Images)
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) wears a protective mask reading Censored at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) wears a protective mask reading Censored at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (2021 Getty Images)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) wears a protective mask while walking to the House Floor at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) wears a protective mask while walking to the House Floor at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (2021 Getty Images)
Capitol police prepare to make arrests as anti-Trump protesters gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Capitol police prepare to make arrests as anti-Trump protesters gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (2021 Getty Images)
Capitol police prepare to make arrests as anti-Trump protesters gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Capitol police prepare to make arrests as anti-Trump protesters gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (2021 Getty Images)
Capitol police prepare to make arrests as anti-Trump protesters gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Capitol police prepare to make arrests as anti-Trump protesters gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (2021 Getty Images)
Capitol police and anti-Trump protesters gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Capitol police and anti-Trump protesters gather on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (2021 Getty Images)
An aide pushes a podium belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which was stolen last week, through Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
An aide pushes a podium belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which was stolen last week, through Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (2021 Getty Images)
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) wears a protective mask while speaking to reporters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) wears a protective mask while speaking to reporters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (2021 Getty Images)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) races into the House Chamber to cast the last vote to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump for the second time in little over a year.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) races into the House Chamber to cast the last vote to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump for the second time in little over a year. (2021 Getty Images)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) presides over the vote to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump for the second time in little over a year in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 13, 2021.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) presides over the vote to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump for the second time in little over a year in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 13, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks with Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-RI) after the House voted to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump for the second time in little over a year on Jan. 13, 2021.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks with Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-RI) after the House voted to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump for the second time in little over a year on Jan. 13, 2021. (2021 Getty Images)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks with Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-RI) after the House voted to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump for the second time in a little over a year in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 13, 2021, in Washington, DC. The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection" after a mob attacked the U.S. Capitol where Congress was working to certify the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 6. Ten Republicans voted to impeach.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks with Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-RI) after the House voted to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump for the second time in a little over a year in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 13, 2021, in Washington, DC. The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection" after a mob attacked the U.S. Capitol where Congress was working to certify the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 6. Ten Republicans voted to impeach. (2021 Getty Images)

About the Authors: