January 10, 2021 5:23 PM | With information from DPA
15 minutes. The spokesman for the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives, James Clyburn, raised this Sunday that there is the possibility of postponing the impeachment against President Donald Trump until after the first 100 days of the presidency of Joe Biden so as not to hinder his legislative agenda.
In that case, impeachment could serve to disqualify Trump for the 2024 presidential election.
Clyburn noted that it will be the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, who “decides when is the best time to vote.” “That President-elect Biden have the 100 days he needs to present and implement his agenda and we may present the articles (of impeachment) later,” he explained in statements to the CNN.
On Friday Pelosi herself indicated that they are prepared to raise the impeachment next week if he does not resign himself because of his support for the protesters who stormed the Capitol on January 6.
The possible impeachment needs in any case the support of the Senate. Its president, Republican Mitch McConnell, warned that they will not return any motion before January 19. On that same date, the casting vote of the new vice president, Kamala Harris, will give control of the Senate to the Democrats.
Meanwhile, the division continues within the Republican Party between those who continue to support Trump and those who call for his resignation.
The first Republican congresswoman to call for the president’s resignation was Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. Senator Pat Toomey is also calling for the resignation, increasing the pressure on Republican centrists in the Upper House, such as Mitt Romney or Susan Collins.
In the House of Representatives, Garrett Graves called on Trump to step aside from his duties. However, it does not support an impeachment based on Article 25 of the Constitution.