Donald Trump, the former President of the United States left the office for almost three weeks. However, he is still expected to lead the full attention of the legislative branch and the country in the upcoming days as the Senate starts his second impeachment trial, nearly one year after his first. Trump impeached on 13th January 2021, just seven days after a pro-Trump mob overtook the Capitol as former Vice President Mike Pence and Congress certified the results of President’s Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 general election.
Democratic leaders in Congress, and even some Republican leaders, outraged that the former president gathered a political rally in Washington, D.C., that day where he again proclaimed his false claims that he won the 2020 election and said he didn’t do enough to stop the attack once the mob started to breach the Capitol about sixty minutes after the conclusion of his rally. However, the defenders of Trump states that the former president isn’t responsible for the actions of the criminals that hangover lawmakers and attack police. Further, they note that later in the day Trump told his supporters on his official Twitter account to go home.
As the impeachment trial starts, the lawyers of Trump also expected to claim that the Senate has no authority to constitutionally convict the former president because he is out of office – and the House impeachment managers expected to make an argument that – in an affair that represents the end of Trump’s tumultuous only term, even as rumors persist Trump may run for the second term in 2024.
What are the charges on Trump for impeachment?
The fundamental charge behind the impeachment article on the former U.S. president is incitement of insurgence. However, that claim backed up by the impeachment managers with a petition of other charges about what actions from Donald Trump incited the insurgency and why. Those include that Republican Trump lied about the outcomes of the presidential election; that he tried to undermine the accurate and fair result of the presidential election; and that Trump sent a mob of his supporters to the Capitol.
The impeachment article said of the 6th January, the former president intentionally made statements that, in context, encouraged – and obviously resulted in – lawless action at the Capitol. In addition, the article said that the mob intended to interfere with the joint session’s solemn constitutional obligation to ensure the results of the U.S. presidential election.
How does it work?
The impeachment trial set to start at 01:00 pm on Tuesday with Vermont Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy, the president pro tempore of the chamber, ruling in place of Chief Justice John Roberts. Whereas, the chief justice of the United States constitutionally required to direct impeachments of presidents, but Roberts decided not to oversee in this case as Trump no longer president of the country. Vice President Kamala Harris also could possibly head over the trial, while senators historically headed over impeachment proceedings when the being trialed is not the sitting president. The person supervising the trial not expected to significantly affect the result.
Tuesday oversaw four hours of total debate, divided between Trump’s counsel and the House impeachment managers about whether the trial is constitutional. Afterward, Senate will vote by simple majority on if the impeachment trial is constitutional. Last month, it also affirmed with 55-45 votes. If the majority of the Senate vote as the trial is unconstitutional, then the impeachment trial will dismiss immediately. However, it has no chance of this happening.
This impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the United States Senate will allow for truth and accountability.
Here is the structure that will govern this trial and make it fair and honest:https://t.co/Y3ze85tGqX
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 8, 2021