How Trump could be ousted after storming the Capitol


Updated January 7, 2021, 12:51 p.m.

  • Donald Trump officially has held the office of US President for less than two weeks.
  • But after storming the US Capitol, there is even a dismissal of the US president.
  • How Trump could be removed from office.

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After Storming of US-Kapitols by militant supporters of the outgoing president Donald Trump the indignation grows over the incumbent. So much so that even one Deposition stands in the room.

According to media reports, senior members of the Trump administration have a possible Disempowerment advise the Democrats of the future President Joe Biden also called for such a step. The most important questions at a glance.

Why are people talking about a dismissal?

Critics blame Trump for the violent storming of the Capitol: the President, his Election defeat of November 3rd, has been fueling tensions for months and on Wednesday called on his supporters to march on Congress with lashing words.

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It is feared that Trump could cause even more mischief in his final days in office. He is still in office until election winner Biden is sworn in on January 20.

How could Trump be deposed?

The president could have his own cabinet under the leadership of the vice-president Mike Pence be dropped off; be discontinued; be deducted; be dismissed. This is recorded in the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution, which deals with the possibility that “the president is unable to exercise the powers and duties of his office”.

Such a step is provided in the event of serious illness or mental problems of the President.

In fact, since Trump’s November 3 election defeat, the impression of one has grown more and more Loss of reality at the president. The news channel “CNN” quoted Republican leaders after the storming of Congress as saying, Trump is “out of control”.

Pence and a majority in the cabinet would have to tell Congress that Trump incapacitated is – it would be one historic premiere in the USA. The Vice President would then immediately take over the office of the President, but Trump could oppose this with a counter-declaration.

Ultimately, the Congress would have to decide with a two-thirds majority in the Senate and House of Representatives; it would have 21 days to do so. The procedure could therefore not be completed before Trump’s term in office ends on January 20 anyway.

Also read: Trump is the loser, but he’s not the only one to blame for the escalation

Is a new impeachment possible?

Even about something new in parliament Impeachment proceedings against the president – the so-called impeachment – is now being discussed. Such a case against Trump was already at the end of 2019 because of the Ukraine affair was initiated, but ultimately failed in the conservatively dominated Senate.

According to the US Constitution, a president can be removed from office for “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors”. A simple majority in the House of Representatives would be sufficient to bring charges against Trump.

A two-thirds majority in the Senate would then be necessary for an actual removal from office. However, a new impeachment process is currently highly unlikely. (msc / afp)

After the forcible storming of the US parliamentary seat, Congress officially confirmed the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election early Thursday morning (local time). The incumbent US Vice President Mike Pence announced the official final result in a joint meeting of both chambers of congress.

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