Impeachment || Donald Trump Acquitted For Second Time
The US Senate has acquitted former President Donald Trump of his role in the violent protests in the capital, the second such indictment in a year.
According to a report by the British news agency Reuters, the trial against the former president for inciting a coup lasted for 5 days and the number of votes against him was 57 votes as against 43 while a two-thirds majority was needed to punish him.
In the voting process, 7 Republican senators voted in favor of punishing Donald Trump by the Democrats.
The former president resigned on January 20, so the impeachment proceedings could not be used to remove him from office, but Democrats hoped to punish him for blaming the capital’s violent siege. I will succeed so that he will not be able to return to public office.
The former US president delivered a provocative speech shortly after which his supporters stormed the US capital’s Capitol Hill on January 6.
Donald Trump’s attorney took the position that his statement at the rally was protected by freedom of expression under the constitution and that he was not given due process.
Senators from his own party who voted against the former president include Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Ben Sassie, Pat Tommy and Lisa Markowski.
Earlier, Republicans in the Senate defended Donald Trump from impeachment on February 5, 2020, and only one of his party’s senators, Mitt Romney, voted in favor of his sentence and removal.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted against the sentence, but also issued a statement criticizing the former president.
“There is no question that Donald Trump is practically and morally responsible for what happened that day. The people who stormed the building thought it was the will and direction of their president,” he said. Are doing.
It is believed that Donald Trump is the third US President to be impeached by the US House of Representatives, while he is the first President to be impeached for the second time and who has faced this action even after leaving the presidency.
The US House of Representatives on January 13 approved a single article of impeachment against Donald Trump, with 10 Republicans backing Democrats.
The first indictment against the former US president began in 2019 for alleged links to the Ukrainian president and abuse of power.
The first indictment against Donald Trump came after allegations leveled against him by the US ambassador to Ukraine, in which the US ambassador leveled serious allegations against Donald Trump, saying the White House had taken action against Joe Biden. Ukraine was under pressure.
Fortunately, the Senate cleared Donald Trump of the impeachment, and he could have resigned if the impeachment had come against him.
What happened at Capitol Hill?
It should be noted that since the defeat in the US elections in November 2020, Donald Trump has been accusing his votes of being stolen.
Later, on January 6, in Washington DC, supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Hill building in an attempt to change the outcome of the US presidential election and retain President-elect Joe Biden. As a result, 4 people were killed.
Lawmakers in the Capitol Hill building were forced to hide under desks to save their lives during the attack by Donald Trump supporters.
The shooting killed a woman inside Capitol Hill, prompting the mayor to impose a curfew in Washington in the evening.
Heads of state and government around the world have condemned the unpleasant scenes in the US capital, while Facebook has blocked US President Donald Trump on its social media apps indefinitely.
The US House of Representatives, on the other hand, has indicted the former US president for inciting the act.
Originally published at https://zaviews.blogspot.com.