The House of Representatives has also decided that President Donald Trump will become the first president in history to be officially charged for the second time (impeachment). The vote of 217 members of the Chamber was needed, but 232 representatives voted for this procedure, out of which 10 Republicans. 197 voted NO, and 5 abstained.
Under U.S. law, the term Impeachment refers to the process of prosecuting a government official.
At least nine Republicans voted in favor of Donald Trump’s impeachment procedure
The vote in Congress for the indictment of Donald Trump has begun. The House of Representatives has 435 members, of whom 433 are present. Most likely, the resolution to impeach Donald Trump will be voted by the House of Representatives, and the trial will take place in the US Senate. If the vote passed the House of Representatives, it would trigger a lawsuit in the Senate that is still controlled by Republicans, although it was not clear if there was enough left to “expel” Trump, Reuters was quoted as saying by Mediafax.
Democrats backed by a number of Republicans voted a memo to persuade Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment to the US Constitution to remove Trump, but Pence rejected the request Tuesday night.
A seventh Republican has announced that he will vote for impeachment, but his name has not yet been released by the American press.
The six Republican party members who will vote against Donald Trump are:
1. Dan Newhouse din Washington
2. John Katko din New York
3. Jamie Herrera Beutler in Washington
4. Adam Kinzinger din Illinois
5. Fred Upton din Michigan
6. Liz Cheney din Wyoming
Mitch McConnell, the leader of the majority in the US Senate, says he does not agree with a procedure to impeach Donald Trump “quickly forward”, according to Republican sources. That means Trump’s trial will not take place until Joe Biden takes office.
Nancy Pelosi about Trump: a danger to the United States
“We know that the president of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our country. He has to leave, it is clearly a danger to the nation we love. He has repeatedly lied about the November elections and has cast doubt on democracy. Then came that day of fire. He must be charged. I believe that the president must be condemned by the Senate, a constitutional remedy that will make the republic safe from this man who is determined to tear down all the things that hold us together. “, a declarat Nancy Pelosi.
About 20 Republicans will vote against Trump in the indictment, CNN reports
Republican Tom Cole has returned and criticized Democrats for acting on Trump’s indictment.
“No hearings were held, no witnesses were heard, there was no trial and no opportunity to respond to the allegations was given to the president. Our members did not have the opportunity to amend or revise this indictment before the debate. Instead of celebrating the peaceful transition of power for the new president, Democrats are busy accusing the old one, “he said.
Republicans are asking Democrats to drop Donald Trump’s indictment DCNews.ro
“President Trump ends his term in seven days. Let’s try to heal the nation. Let’s listen to the voice of the people. It is the House of the People’s Representatives. Let’s work for people. The country suffers, the people suffer, our colleagues suffer. It is a reckless indictment. Said Jason Smith.
The initial news
Trump, one step closer to history. Whether or not it suits Democrats, Donald Trump remains in the history books as the only president against whom the impeachment procedure (official indictment) has been launched twice.
Today, the House of Representatives began debating the vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting insurrection against the United States. After the first vote, if the motion passes, as expected, another debate will take place, which will take about 2 hours. Subsequently, the final vote will be taken.
Donald Trump was also tried by the Senate and acquitted in early 2020. This time, however, the situation is very different. Even if it takes two-thirds of the vote in the recent election, Democrats only need 17 votes from Republican senators to oust Donald Trump from the presidency of the United States. According to Axios, 12 of them were already ready to cast such a vote before Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Liz Cheney, one of the most influential Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives, announced their determination to vote against it. to Donald Trump.
The House of Representatives has voted on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to remove President Donald Trump on the basis of the 25th amendment to the United States Constitution, Reuters reports.
The vice-president has already announced that he will not do so.
In order to invoke the 25th amendment, Pence and a majority of Trump’s cabinet should declare that Trump cannot fulfill his duties.
Pence rejected that course of action earlier Tuesday.
The chamber is expected to vote on Wednesday on accusations against Trump of inciting an insurrection against the US government.
Donald Trump’s second impeachment, which began in the Senate a day before the US president ended his term and ended, most likely after the end of his term, could raise constitutional issues, because a president can only be convicted if he is in office. exercise of his functions, claims a famous American lawyer.
Freezing of the president’s accounts, criticized in Europe
Věra Jourová, vice-president of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, on Wednesday criticized the blocking of US President Donald Trump’s accounts on online social networks, calling for stricter regulations on information technology.
“Although I believe that President Trump’s irresponsible instigations of violence require action, it is clear that we cannot continue in this way. The fact that large online groups can silence an incumbent US president on the basis of unclear and unsupervised criteria can be dangerous for freedom of expression, “said Věra Jourová, according to Politico.eu.
“Stricter regulations, stronger obligations and greater responsibility for digital companies are needed,” said Věra Jourová.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have blocked the accounts of US President Donald Trump after the violence at the Capitol.
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