Washington (Associated Press)-President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial may begin on the day of the inauguration, just as Democrat Joe Biden took the oath of office to declare the defeated president’s term in the White House in a more extreme way.
The timing has not yet been determined, largely depends on the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi decides when to pass the impeachment clause to the Senate. The Democrats who want to avoid interrupting Biden’s inauguration suggest postponing until the new president has a chance to continue in power.
It is obvious that the upcoming trial will be different from any other case in American history. This is the first trial in which the president is no longer in office. And, politically speaking, this will force conflicts between some Republicans who have supported Trump during the Republican presidential period, and to a large extent allow him to spread false attacks on the integrity of the 2020 election.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Mitch McConnell) was willing to consider impeachment. He told colleagues that he had reached an agreement with Trump, but he did not say how he would vote.
Although calling a trial will be one of his last actions as the leader of the majority party, the Republican leader still maintains a lot of control in the party. The two new senators from Georgia, both Democrats, will be sworn in to make the Senate̵
McConnell said in a statement to colleagues on Wednesday that he “has not yet made a final decision on how I will vote” in the Senate impeachment trial.
Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives due to the deadly siege of the Capitol on Wednesday. This is the only president in American history who has been impeached twice by pro-Trump mobs sweeping the building. With more threats of violence occurring around the inauguration ceremony, the attack put the country’s capital and other capitals under high security protection.
Pelosi did not disclose when it would take the next step to impeach the article. The only charge was sedition.
According to the procedures of the Senate, the trial will begin shortly after the House of Representatives issues the impeachment clause. This may mean the trial starts at 1 pm on the day of the inauguration. The ceremony at the Capitol began at noon.
After Trump’s first impeachment, in 2019, she temporarily detained some articles, laying the foundation for Senate actions.
Biden has stated that the Senate should be able to share time and do both-hold trials and start working on his priorities.
The Capitol is protected by armed forces inside and outside the National Guard, The House of Representatives impeached Trump with a 232-197 turnout on Wednesday.The process proceeded at lightning speed, and only a week after the president’s cronies angered pro-Trump supporters into the Capitol, the lawmakers voted Oppose the election result.
Ten Republicans flee TrumpDemocrats say that if Congress does not allow Democrat Joe Biden to be unrestricted before the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden on January 20, he must be held accountable to him, warning him ominously of “present danger.” Higher than the 1998 game against Clinton.
The riots in the Capitol shocked and angered lawmakers, and as the mob descended, they were forced to fight for security, which showed the fragility of the country’s history of peaceful transfer of power.
Pelosi cited Abraham Lincoln and the “Bible” and urged legislators to take an oath of allegiance to defend the constitution from foreign “home” and all “home” enemies.
She told Trump: “He has to go. He is a clear and real danger to the country we all love.”
Drilling holes in the White House, watching meeting minutes on TVTrump subsequently released a video statement in which he did not mention impeachment at all, but called on his supporters not to inflict any violence or disrupt Biden’s inauguration.
He said: “Like all of you, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the disaster at the Capitol last week,” he condemned the attack for the first time. He called for unity to “go forward”, saying: “The mob violence violated everything I believe in and everything that our movement represents. …My true supporters will never disrespect law enforcement.”
Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for the first time in 2019 because of his dealings with Ukraine, but the Senate acquitted him in 2020.
The Senate did not convict the president, but Republicans said that in a rapidly changing political environment, this could change as public officials, donors, large corporations, and others leave the defeated president.
The conviction and removal of Trump requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate.
Biden said in a statement after the vote that he hopes that the Senate leader “will find a way to deal with its constitutional responsibility for impeachment while also working on other urgent matters in the country.”
Unlike his first time, Trump faced impeachment as a weak man after losing his re-election and the Republican majority in the Senate.
In interpreting the “serious crimes and misdemeanors” required by the Constitution, the impeachment resolution is four pages long Relying on Trump’s own inflammatory remarks and the lies he spread about Biden’s election victory, including a rally near the White House on the day the Capitol was attacked on January 6.
The impeachment resolution also aims to prevent Trump from running again.
The Capitol police officer died of injuries during the riot. During the siege, the police shot and killed a woman. Authorities said it was a medical emergency that caused the deaths of three others. The riots postponed the electoral college vote, which was the last step in Biden’s final victory.
Ten Republicans, including Liz Cheney, the leader of the third Republican party in the Wyoming House of Representatives, voted to impeach Trump and split the Republican leader and the party itself.
Cheney’s father is a former Republican vice president. Cheney said Trump’s move called a mob, saying that his office “has never been more betrayal than the president.”
The president’s strong reputation among Republicans still has an impact, and most House Republicans voted not to impeach.
Trump is said to be angry at McConnell and Cheney’s infidelity.
The security of the Capitol is extremely tight, and the entire building complex is surrounded by high fences. Members entering the House of Representatives need to check the metal detectors. A week ago, because the police opened fire and set the door of the rioters as a barricade, the members squeezed in.
The impeachment bill draws from Trump’s own misrepresentation of his election defeat by Biden. Judges across the country, including some judges nominated by Trump, have repeatedly dismissed cases that questioned the results of the election. William Barr, a former attorney general of Trump’s ally, said there is no sign of widespread fraud.
Although some people questioned that the term of impeachment president is nearing its end, there is still precedent. In 1876, while Ulysses Grant was in power, Secretary of War William Belknap was impeached by the House of Representatives on the day he resigned. A few months later, the Senate held a trial. He was acquitted.
Associated Press writers Kevin Freking, Andrew Taylor Alan Fram, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire contributed to this report.