The US House of Representatives has Impeached president Donald Trump
OREANDA-NEWS. The US House of Representatives, lower House of Congress, has impeached president Donald Trump: 232 congressmen voted for impeachment, 197 voted against it.
He will leave the post of head of state if the arguments are accepted in Senate. Two-thirds of the votes will be enough. Last time, the senate justified Trump. It is noteworthy, that the impeachment was supported by ten Republicans. Thus, Trump became the only US president to be impeached by congressmen twice.
Joe Biden's inauguration is scheduled for January, 20. A source told The Washington Post, that the Senate is not going to consider impeachment before Biden becomes president. Democrats will gain an advantage in the Senate and will be able to determine the procedure for the trial of Trump. At the same time, the goal of impeachment is to deprive Trump of the right to run for president in 2024.
Earlier, Democrats introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives calling on Vice President Mike Pence to apply the 25th Amendment to the Constitution against Trump. In accordance with it, the Vice President of the United States can convene a cabinet meeting and decide to remove the head of state as a person, who is not able to continue to perform his duties.