The House of Representatives has submitted an article on Trump’s impeachment and plans to vote on it this week. The impeachment will deprive Trump of the opportunity to run for elections in 2024 and hold public office in the future.
On Monday, the Democrats in the US House of Representatives presented an impeachment article in which President Donald Trump is accused of serious crimes and misconduct for fomenting an uprising and disrupting a peaceful transfer of power.
Rep. David Cicilline said the article has at least 213 co-sponsors and will have enough Democratic votes to pass it on Wednesday.
The House of Representatives also plans to pass a resolution on Tuesday night calling on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet of Ministers to apply the 25th Amendment to the removal of Trump from office. However, Pence showed reluctance to take this step.
House Majority Leader James Clyburn said earlier Sunday that House Democrats could wait until President-elect Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office to give him time for urgent tasks such as providing additional funding for the response to the pandemic. COVID-19 in the United States.
Senate votes are also required for Trump to be impeached, but they will likely not be able to vote before the president leaves office on January 20.
Although the Trump administration is only eight days away from office, impeachment will prevent the current president from running for elections in 2024 and holding public office in the future.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a memo that the House will not receive the impeachment clause before January 19. The Senate will be required to immediately begin trial as soon as it receives articles of impeachment from the House of Representatives.
If all Democrats vote to condemn Trump, 17 Republicans will have to join them to get past the required two-thirds threshold. It is now unclear if the Democrats will be able to garner that many GOP votes.
Democrats and many Republicans have condemned Trump’s actions that led to the storming of the Capitol by a crowd of supporters last week. The riots killed two police officers and four people among the protesters, disrupted the electoral college vote count, which was supposed to officially confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the elections. The next day, members of Congress gathered again and confirmed Biden’s victory.
The impeachment article, titled “Incitement to Rebellion,” accuses Trump of “committing grave crimes and misconduct in inciting violence against the United States government.”
Trump has repeatedly falsely claimed that the November election was not fair and that widespread mail-ballot fraud led to Biden’s victory.
He incited his supporters at the storming of the Capitol, including the following words: “If you do not fight with all your might, you will no longer have a country.”