A Queens-born real estate developer made history Wednesday when he became the first U.S. president ever impeached twice by the House of Representatives.
Donald Trump, a 74-year-old lame duck Republican, is accused of inciting a lethal mob of far-right supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol in order to prevent Congress from certifying the results of his resounding loss in the November 2020 election. President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat, recorded 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232.
With Trump’s encouragement, Confederate-flag bearing white supremacists and fascist agitators besieged the Capitol, threatening to kill Vice President Mike Pence, breaking into lawmakers’ offices, stealing public property and smearing feces on the wall.
The attack left five people dead, including a Capitol police officer beaten by rioters.
Ten Republican members of Congress joined the Democratic majority in voting to impeach the Jamaica Estates native for the second time.
In December 2019, Trump became the third president impeached by Congress — and the first from Queens.
Trump was at the time accused of pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate Biden and of withholding military aid until the Ukrainians conducted the investigation. He was also accused of obstructing the Congressional investigation.
Maybe Trump can get that statue he always wanted in Astoria Park, the one labeled "Two-Time Loser".