The U.S. House of Representatives officially proposed an impeachment resolution. Trump or will miss public office?
China News Service, January 12th. According to a comprehensive report, on the 11th local time, the U.S. House of Representatives formally proposed a resolution to impeach President Trump, accusing Trump of “inciting rebellion.”
The Democrats said that if Vice President Pence is unwilling to use the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove Trump, they will officially initiate the process, making Trump the first president in American history to be impeached twice. .
On January 6, local time, during a joint meeting of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Trump supporters broke into the Capitol and caused riots. In the House of Representatives, the police held guns against the protesters through the doors and windows.
What will the US Congress do next?
According to reports, the impeachment draft directly refers to Trump’s repeated false accusations of election fraud, and his speech outside the White House on the 6th to instigate supporters to break into the Capitol. The Democratic Party also pointed out that Trump has repeatedly called the Secretary of State of Georgia to pressure him to find enough votes to change the result of the election.
The bill stated, “To sum up, Trump seriously endangers US national security and government institutions. He threatens democracy, interferes with the peaceful transition of power, and endangers the equality of the three powers. Therefore, he violated his credibility as president. , Hurt the American people.”
The U.S. House of Representatives called on Pence to lead the cabinet members to use the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove Trump from office. However, the appeal of the House of Representatives was not approved by all members. A Republican representative of West Virginia voted against it. Therefore, the House of Representatives needs to discuss and vote on this on the 13th.
Pence will have one day to consider whether to comply with the appeal of the House of Representatives and use the 25th amendment. Most experts believe that Pence will not take action to remove Trump from the presidency. If Pence does not accept this proposal, it is expected that the House of Representatives will vote on the impeachment resolution at 9 am Eastern Time on the 14th.
According to reports, at least 210 Democrats currently support the draft. One of the Democrats who drafted the impeachment resolution, David Cicilline, said on the 11th that they had “enough votes to pass” the impeachment clause. He also said that the impeachment case is expected to also “get the support of Republicans.”
If the impeachment resolution is passed, Trump will become the first US president to be impeached twice, and he will also be the first US president to be impeached at the end of his term.
p >Impeachment may prevent Trump from public office
According to reports, impeachment is divided into two main procedures. After the House of Representatives passes the charges by a simple majority, the Senate will determine whether Trump is guilty of sedition.
Two-thirds of the senators are required to agree to a conviction before the president will be convicted. This means that it will take 17 Republicans to turn against Trump before Trump will be convicted.
Democrats said that since the Senate needs to prioritize urgent issues related to the epidemic, the review of Trump’s charges may not be conducted during his term, but will be postponed to the first place in the presidency of President-elect Biden. Months. Trump is likely to continue as President of the United States until the end of his term on January 20.
But if he is found guilty by the Senate after he resigns, he will lose the privileges of retiring president, including security and pensions. Congress may also ban him from holding public office again, which only requires a simple majority in the Senate.
Biden did not state his position on the impeachment of Trump, saying that he would leave this issue to Congress for decision.