Last week, the House of Representatives impeached President Trump for the second time. The second impeachment arrived after Trump supporters mobbed the Capitol Hill in D.C., resulting in multiple deaths and congressmembers’ lives being put in danger.
Many Democrats and some Republicans stated that Trump bore responsibility for the events 11 days ago. Therefore, the House’s second impeachment of the 45th president contends that he “incited” an insurrection and hence committed a high crime.
In precisely three more days, the presidential power will shift from President Trump to Joe Biden. As the 45th president’s term comes to a finish, the Senate is preparing for his impeachment trial, per Breitbart News.
The Senate Impeachment Trial
The upcoming impeachment trial will be the first in history to occur after the president in question has already left office. With Democrats already working to pass Biden’s American Rescue Plan, the body will have a full plate; however, liberal congressmembers view the impeachment trial and passing of legislation as equally doable.
‘According to Mitch McConnell, the forthcoming impeachment trial will end up being votes of “conscience” for Senate members.
The President committed impeachable offenses & violated his oath of office. He incited a deadly assault on the symbolic heart of our government and needs to be held accountable.
Trump should have resigned & saved the country from this painful exercise.
— Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) January 14, 2021
Impeachment managers in the House, however, aim to convince Congress that Trump’s remarks before the Capitol Hill riots are part of a pattern; in other words, the impeachment managers will argue that the 45th president meticulously and insidiously sought to overthrow fair election results.
At this time, the attorneys who will represent Trump in the impeachment trial remain unnamed.
The Republican Party on Trump
The displays on Capitol Hill 11 days ago have led to some Republicans souring against Trump. Leader McConnell has privately informed his associates that he’s finished with the 45th president; meanwhile, Sen. Ben Sasse, Rep. Liz Cheney, and other Republicans are openly faulting Trump for the mobbing.
This is not how we peacefully transfer power. pic.twitter.com/vLhTwcP73h
— Senator Ben Sasse (@SenSasse) January 6, 2021
Overall, the different perceptions of U.S. Capitol Hill riots and whether or not Trump bears culpability has fractured the GOP. Some supporters of the president maintain that he is not at fault whatsoever; although, even some of Trump’s fiercest allies, such as Leader Kevin McCarthy called to censure him, yet do not support impeachment.
Between the upcoming inauguration and Senate trial, the next several days and weeks will be interesting.
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