The Democrats have launched a second impeachment process. You want to remove Donald Trump from office for “inciting riot”.
After Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol, the Democrats in the US House of Representatives passed a resolution to initiate a second impeachment trial against the elected president. The Democratic MP Ted Lieu said on Monday on Twitter. Lieu played a leading role in the resolution to remove Trump from office for “inciting unrest”.
The Democrats control the House of Representatives and can resolve the charge against the President with their majority. According to reports, a vote is planned for this week. Then the Senate would have to deal with it. A decision there before January 20th is very unlikely.
Trump’s term ends on January 20th
Trump would be the first US president in history to have two impeachment proceedings opened. He leaves office with the swearing-in of his Democratic successor Joe Biden on January 20th. In addition to impeachment, the draft resolution also provides that Trump should be banned from future government offices. This would deny him a possible candidacy in 2024. Therefore the impeachment process would be more than a symbolic step for the history books.
The two-thirds majority in the Senate that is necessary to convict Trump is not in sight, even if resentment about Trump is growing among Republicans. In the first impeachment proceedings, the Republicans in the Senate acquitted Trump in February 2020.