KATHMANDU: The United States House of Representatives led by the Democrats delivered the impeachment case against former President Donald Trump to the Senate, on Monday.

Trump has been charged with inciting insurrection in a speech to supporters before the deadly attack on the Capitol.

Leading the group of nine representatives who will also act as prosecutors in Trump's impeachment trial, representative Jamie Raskin read out the charge before the Senate. "Donald John Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanours by inciting violence against the government of the United States."

Trump, a republican whose term ended last Wednesday, is the only US president to have been impeached twice by the House and will become the first to face trial after leaving the office.