The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on Wednesday opened debate on a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump over his supporters’ attack of the Capitol that left five dead. Members of Trump’s Republican party earlier had said that they will join Democrats to impeach him on Wednesday, formally charging the president with inciting insurrection.Also Read - US Supreme Court Halts Biden Administration's COVID-19 Vaccine Rule For Businesses

President Trump has rejected any responsibility for the violence. The riot last Wednesday happened after Trump told supporters at a rally in Washington DC to “fight like hell” against the result of November’s election. Also Read - In a First, Ex-Minister Sentenced To 60-Day In Jail For Neglecting Official Duties. Deets Inside

Impeachment is when a sitting president is charged with crimes. In this case, President Trump is accused of inciting insurrection by encouraging his supporters to storm the Capitol. Also Read - Both Sides Planning For New State-By-State Abortion Fight

It is important to note that the with democrats hold a majority in the House, the vote is likely to pass. The case will then head for the Senate, where a trial will be held to determine the president’s guilt.

A two-thirds majority would be needed there to convict Trump, meaning at least 17 Republicans would have to vote for conviction. As many as 20 Senate Republicans are open to convicting the president, the New York Times reports.