Updated January 25, 2021, 6:35 a.m.
- Today, Monday, the next step in the second impeachment proceedings against ex-US President Trump is due.
- If convicted, he would face a life suspension at the federal level and would not be able to reapply for the presidency.
In the second impeachment proceedings against former US President Donald Trump, the next step is due on Monday. The House of Representatives will die accusation against the Republican to the second Chamber of Parliament, the Senate.
The indictment with the charge of “inciting riot” is to be read there on Monday evening local time (7:00 p.m. / 1:00 a.m. CET on Tuesday).
The Democrats want Trump over his supporters attack on the Capitol hold accountable on January 6th. His term of office has expired, but through the process he could face a lifelong suspension of office be documented at federal level. That would undo any plans of Trump to run for the presidency again in 2024.
The move on Monday evening is considered the start of the process in the Senate. But it is only there that things should enter the hot phase of the actual negotiation in the second week of February walk.
17 Republicans would have to stand up against Trump
For a conviction of Trump a Two-thirds majority of the senators present needed. New President Joe Biden’s Republicans and Democrats each hold 50 seats in the Senate. So it would have to be 17 Republicans against Trump put. It is doubtful whether this will happen.
The somewhat later start of the actual proceedings in the Senate suits Biden. Due to the delay, the chamber can vote on ministers nominated by it and also agree New government initiatives deal.
The trial ended with a for him acquittal in the Senate, which was still dominated by the Republic at the time. (dpa / dh)
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