House of Representatives votes in favor of impeachment against Trump

Donald Trump impeachment
The president was accused of inciting the assault on the Capitol that occurred last Wednesday, in which 5 people died.

U.S. The mandatary Donald Trump makes history this Wednesday, but in a negative way. The tycoon becomes the only president of the United States to be subjected to two political trials.

A couple of minutes ago, the House of Representatives approved accusing the president of “inciting insurrection” for the violent events on Capitol Hill.

Does not recognize anything

In his defense, days ago Trump denied such accusations and has described this process not only as unfair but also as well as a “continuation of the witch hunt” against him.

So many congressmen Republican Democrats, they showed no mercy and vThey voted in favor of impeachment.

The voting that began in the morning hours, maintained a hostile debate in which the congressmen gave arguments for and against prosecuting Donald Trump.

The Democrats insisted on cataloging the events that occurred in Congress as a desperate attempt to reverse the result of the November 3 elections and underlined the commitment to defend the Constitution and democracy “from enemies both foreigners like nationals ”.

On the other hand, Republicans believe that an impeachment was not necessary since Trump only has a couple more days left in power and that this political action could unleash more tension in the country.

How will the process continue?

The matter will go to the Senate which is where the trial supervised by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, will take place, in which representatives play the role of prosecutors, the president will have two defense attorneys and the senators will act as jury. .

To convict the president, there must be at least two-thirds of the 100 senators who vote to have him removed.

The Senate is currently in recess and resumes activities just one day before Joe’s inauguration. Biden, January 19.

Therefore, with the vote on Wednesday, the sending to the Senate of the indictment against Donald Trump could not be received until the last day of the Republican presidency.

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Charges against Trump

President Donald Trump falsely repeated that the results of the presidential elections were fraudulent and should not be accepted by the American people or certified by state or federal authorities.

President Trump reiterated the false allegations before a crowd near the White House and intentionally made statements to the crowd that encouraged, and predictably resulted in, illegal actions on Capitol Hill.

Members of the crowd, incited by President Trump, illegally stormed and vandalized Capitol Hill, engaged in other violent, destructive and seditious acts including the death of a law enforcement officer.

President Trump’s conduct followed his previous efforts to subvert and obstruct the certification of the presidential election.

President Trump seriously endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government, threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transfer of power, and endangered an equivalent branch of government.

Until now, Donald Trump has not commented on what awaits him in the next days.

Source: Univision

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