19:58 US Senate Majority Leader: Chief Justice does not want to preside over Trump’s impeachment trial



Chief Justice Roberts of the United States Supreme Court (pictured) is reluctant to preside over Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate.  (Associated Press)

Chief Justice Roberts of the United States Supreme Court (pictured) is reluctant to preside over Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate. (Associated Press)

2021/01/26 19:58

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report]The U.S. Senate changed its dynasty. The Democratic majority leader Chuck Schumer revealed in an interview yesterday (25) that the Chief Justice of the Federal Supreme Court, John Roberts, would not preside again. The impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump.

According to Fox News, when Trump was impeached for the first time in 2019-2020, Roberts had presided over the impeachment trial in the Senate. However, it was recently reported that he was unwilling to participate in Trump’s second time next month. The impeachment trial will be chaired by Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy.

Schumer confirmed the above rumors during an interview on MSNBC. He said: “The Constitution only stipulates that the impeachment case of the current president must be presided over by the chief justice. Therefore, whether to preside over the impeachment case of the outgoing president? , It will all depend on Roberts, and Roberts’ attitude is unwilling.”

Democrats in the House of Representatives submitted Trump’s impeachment case to the Senate last night. “Fox News” pointed out that Republican senators have gradually eased their criticism of Trump and are evading external calls to “convict Trump.”

At present, the Republican and Democratic seats in the Federal Senate each have 50 seats. According to impeachment-related laws and regulations, more than two-thirds of the 100 senators in the Senate, that is, at least 67 senators voted for impeachment. To be convicted. In an interview with CNN, the new President Joe Biden said that he did not think that the Democrats could win the support of 17 Republicans in the Senate, but he also said that if Trump would stay in the White House, the situation might be possible. It’s different.

Biden also added that he agreed with the Democratic Party’s proposal that “Trump impeachment trials must be held.”



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