Editor on Trump acquittal: He has the party in an iron grip

Former US President Donald Trump has been acquitted in his second federal court case on Friday night, and it may now turn out that he is even stronger in the Republican Party.

This shows that he has a strong hold in the party, and he is still an important factor, says Anders Agner, editor-in-chief of the online media kongressen.com.

Agner notes, among other things, that Republican senators, who obviously wanted Donald Trump convicted of inciting rebellion in connection with the storm against Congress in January, still voted against sentencing him.

“We are facing the second federal lawsuit against Trump in a year, and both times it has ended with the Republicans putting an iron ring around him.”

“Trump continues to have a big influence on the party, and he has it in an iron grip. Even senators who wanted to vote against him did the opposite, “says Anders Agner.

However, the editor-in-chief also notes that seven Republican senators voted to get the former president convicted, and that is the difference from the first federal lawsuit against Trump.

“It simply came to our notice then that there was not a single Republican group that could handle this. But that does not change the fact that there was a long way from 7 to 17, and thus it has ended with the expected outcome, “says Anders Agner.

Seven Republican senators voted against the party’s former president. It was Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse and Pat Toomey.

If Trump had been found guilty, the Senate could, by a simple majority, have deprived him of the opportunity to run for another presidential election.

“It simply came to our notice then. He has the opportunity to stand up again, and he has aired that he could come up with it. ”

“In the short run, I think we’ll get to hear more from him and the people around him. Whether it means a political comeback, it is too early to say, “says Anders Agner.

57 members of the Senate voted to convict Trump, while 43 voted against.

A two-thirds majority of the 100 members of the Senate is required to judge Trump. Therefore, the Democrats, who all voted against Trump, needed 17 Republican votes.

Shortly after the result of the vote became a reality, Donald Trump issued a statement suggesting that he did not intend to drop politics.

“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement ‘to Make America Great Again’ has only just begun,” he said.

Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.

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