US President Joe Biden said Trump’s second impeachment “must take place” even though it could affect his agenda and the confirmation of his cabinet members.
|President Joe Biden and his predecessor. Photo: The Hill|
“I think it has to happen,” President Joe Biden told CNN correspondent yesterday (Jan. 25), in a brief interview in the White House’s West Wing. The interview came when Democrats in the House of Representatives officially moved the impeachment clause of Mr. Trump to the Senate.
The head of the White House told CNN that he admits that the Senate Trump’s impeachment, slated for Feb. 8, could affect his legislative agenda as well as his body. nominated. However, “if it does not happen, the impact is even worse,” said Joe Biden.
The new US president said he did not believe 17 Republican senators would vote to convict Trump. If 50 Democratic senators vote to convict Trump, it still needs the support of 17 Republican senators to get a two-thirds majority.
Joe Biden added, the impeachment hearing will have different results if Mr. Trump has more time in office. “The Senate has changed since I was there, but it hasn’t changed much.”
Earlier this month, Trump became the first US president to be impeached twice, after being accused of inciting rioters to attack the US congress office on Jan. 6 to prevent the agency from confirming war. win the election of Mr. Joe Biden.
The raid forced both the US Senate and the House of Representatives to halt operations and MPs to flee to safety. Hours after law enforcement secured the building’s safety, Congress formally confirmed the electoral votes results.
Details of the fourth impeachment case in US history are expected to last long and it is not clear which witnesses will be summoned.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will not preside over the process, as he did in his first Trump impeachment trial earlier last year. Instead, Senator Patrick Leahy, the interim president of the Senate, will preside over the hearing.
His impeachment hearing began next week
The trial of former US President Donald Trump in the Senate for his role in the deadly riot on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 is expected to begin next week, Democrats said.
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden would let Congress decide how to proceed with the impeachment trial of predecessor Donald Trump.