Update: 13.01.2021 23:41
Ongoing: 13.01.2021, 22:36
Washington – The US House of Representatives is expected to support a constitutional lawsuit against President Donald Trump. 222 Democrats and ten members of Trump’s Republican Party voted for him. Trump became the first president against whom lawmakers conduct the so-called impeachment for the second time.
The current White House chief is accused of inciting rebellion in relation to the events of last Wednesday when a mob of his supporters attacked the Congress building. This happened at the Congress meeting on the results of the presidential election. The riots killed five people. According to both Democrats and some Republicans, Trump’s rhetoric contributed to his followers’ attack on the Capitol.
“We have never seen more betrayal of the President of the United States against his office and oath of office,” said Liz Cheney, who is the third-largest Republican in the House of Representatives and a Republican who supports a constitutional lawsuit against Trump. She is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and, according to Reuters, is considered a rising star of the Republican Party.
A lawsuit could be filed with the Senate later this week, but it probably won’t be considered until after the inauguration of Trump’s successor in the White House, Joe Biden. This democratic politician will take office next Wednesday.
Senate Senate Mitch McConnell said after the House of Representatives vote, “Even though the Senate trial begins this week and moves quickly, there won’t be a final decision before he leaves the presidency.” “It’s not a decision I would make, it’s the fact,” he said.
Senate Chief Democrat Chuck Schumer said that if the upper house of Congress blames Trump, there will be a vote to ban Trump from running for the presidency in the future.
Democratic lawmakers filed a constitutional lawsuit against Trump in early 2019. At the time, he accused Trump of abuse of office and obstruction of justice in an attempt to persuade Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to take a politically advantageous move for Trump. A Republican-dominated Senate, however, acquitted the president.
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