Is the US House of Representatives ready to add a witch hunt?

Is the US House of Representatives ready to add a witch hunt?


On February 16 (Vietnam time), US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the establishment of an independent investigation committee on the Capitol riot after former US President Donald Trump was acquitted.

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Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi

In the latest statement, Ms. Pelosi said: “The Commission will investigate and report on the events and causes related to the January 6 domestic terrorist attack on the US Congress complex.”

According to Ms. Pelosi, the Committee will consider whether or not efforts to prevent the transfer of power, interference from one force, lead to a lack of preparation by the police and law enforcement forces. other.

The Chairman of the US House of Representatives emphasized that the members of the committee are “outside and independent”, will act as “committee to investigate the terror of 9/11/2001”.

The establishment of an investigative committee received bipartisan support. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said it is necessary to have an investigative committee similar to 9/11 to prevent things like January 6 from happening again. As a Trump ally, Mr. Graham voted against the former president’s conviction during the impeachment session on Feb. 14.

Five people were killed, including a police officer, and dozens more were injured in the Capitol riots. The incident led to Mr. Trump being impeached, becoming the only president in US history to be impeached twice in the same term.

On February 14, the trial of the impeachment of Mr. Trump took place in the US Senate. Although seven Republican senators sided with Democrats, the Democrats could not convict Trump of inciting riot because they did not have 67 necessary votes.

The impeachment of Donald Trump means that he is allowed to run for the federal office again. Although Donald Trump has not announced his plan to seek the presidency in 2024, when he leaves the White House on the end of his term on January 20, Donald Trump announced: “I will return in some way. there”.

According to the BBC, the dismissal of Donald Trump, on the most basic level, is a victory for the former president. Donald Trump is still eligible to run for president again in 2024, if he so wishes. Currently, Mr. Trump retains a certain reputation within the Republican Party. Even when there are members who support impeachment of the former President, this figure is still meager shows the strong influence of Mr. Trump.

In response to Mr. Trump’s parole, President Joe Biden said: “While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the nature of the allegation is undisputed.”

“This sad chapter of history reminds us that democracy is fragile. That it must always be protected. We must always be on the guard. Violence and extremism have no place in America. And as an American, each of us, especially leaders, has an obligation and a responsibility to protect the truth and dispel lies. “

Mr. Biden kept an indifferent attitude towards the impeachment process, not directly monitoring the trial.

Hai Lam

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