Newly elected US President Joe Biden.
Newly elected US President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on the Senate to focus on priorities on its agenda, even as it deals with President Donald Trump’s constitutional lawsuit (impeachment). The AFP agency informed about it on Thursday.
In a statement, Biden did not comment on whether the Senate should hold Trump guilty after the US House of Representatives, which has a majority of Democrats, on Wednesday approved a constitutional lawsuit against the incumbent president for “inciting rebellion” over last week’s by the attack of his supporters on the Capitol building.
The current head of the White House thus became the first president in US history to be the second time a constitutional lawsuit was filed. However, only the second chamber of Congress, the Senate, where Republicans currently have a slight predominance, can find Trump guilty and remove him from office.
Biden said he needed the Senate to swiftly confirm its nominees in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which had hit the US economy, so that the new cabinet could begin work after it took office. Biden’s inauguration will take place on January 20.
“I hope that the leaders of the Senate will find a way to deal with the constitutional obligations in the field of impeachment and at the same time with other urgent issues of this country,” Biden said.
Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, Nancy Pelosi, signed a constitutional lawsuit against Trump on Wednesday. It happened shortly after the House approved the indictment. Shortly before signing the indictment, Pelosi said “The House has shown today that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States.”
Trump called for national unity
In a short video, the incumbent US president called on Americans to be “united” and avoid violence. This is the first video Trump released after members of the US House of Representatives approved an impeachment proposal against him on Wednesday afternoon local time. AFP and AP reported this on Thursday night.
I unequivocally condemn the violence we witnessed last week… Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country, not even in our movement. Crowd violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for, “Trump said in a video. He called on” all Americans “to calm down and be united.
He added that those who took part in the attacks last week will be brought to justice. He did not mention impeachment.
Supporters of the incumbent Republican president stormed the Capitol building on January 6, interrupting a joint session of the two chambers of Congress to confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November election. The resulting chaos and violence led to the deaths of five people, including one police officer. Trump had previously re-ignited his supporters with unsubstantiated allegations of election rigging and urged them to march to the Capitol.
Trump himself denies that he would incite his followers to violence.
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