A few hours after President Trump was impeached for the second time, his successor Biden said after the vote that he hopes the Senate can play its role and other urgent duties in its process.
“Today, in a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives voted to impeach and hold President Trump accountable. Now, the process continues until the Senate, and I hope they will deal with their constitutional duties in impeachment, as well as other urgent issues in this country. Business work,” the president-elect’s Twitter said.
Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, and a few Republicans joined the Democrats, blaming the outgoing commander in chief for triggering the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.
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When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) announced the election at about 4:35 pm, the final vote was 232-197. There were 10 Republicans across parties and four Republicans did not vote.
This action laid the foundation for the Senate trial. A spokesman for Majority Leader Mike McConnell (R-Ky.) said the move will not begin before Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
In an interview earlier this month, House Whip C Jim Clayburn (D-SC) warned Democrats not to delay sending articles to the Senate to make room for Biden to formulate his legislative agenda.
Clyburn, in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper about the “State of the Union Address”, was referring to “I do have concerns,” referring to House Speaker Nancy Pay Losi (D-Calif.).
“Let’s give the president-elect Biden 100 days. He needs to get his schedule closed and running,” he said. “Maybe we will post sometime later.”