Donald Trump’s trial will take place after he leaves the White House, that is to say after Joe Biden takes office on January 20.
A historical situation
It is the first time in the history of the United States that an impeachment has been voted twice against the same president. Donald trump would soon be tried by the Senate following the indictment by the House on Wednesday for “incitement to insurgency”. The decision was passed by 232 votes to 197. In total, ten Republicans, including Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, participated in the vote with them. “No one is above the law, not even the President of the United States”, said Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the House Democrats on the remarks echoed by 20 minutes. In his opinion, Donald Trump represents “a danger to democracy”. He is, in fact, accused by the Democrats of having incited his supporters to attack the Capitol at the time when the elected officials validated the results of the presidential election.
A trial after January 20
The trial of Donald trump will take place after Joe Biden’s swearing-in on January 20. If convicted, the billionaire may be declared ineligible. This scenario will depend mainly on the position of Republican leader Mitch McConnell. The latter believes that there will not be enough time to judge him before this date, especially since the elected officials are on parliamentary recess. The US President’s trial for “abuse of power” in 2020 in the Ukrainian soap opera, spanned three weeks.
Joe Biden’s reaction was quick. The President-elect of the United States said on Wednesday evening that “the planned and coordinated attack was carried out by domestic terrorists incited to violence by Donald trump“. He also responded favorably to the Republicans’ call to unify the country by opposing a trial. “The process continues in the Senate”, he said.
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