coastaldigest.com 14 Jan, 2021 08:15 am

Trump crisis: What’s next after House impeachment vote

Trump crisis: What’s next after House impeachment vote
Washington, Jan 14: President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House days before leaving office, becoming the first American president to be impeached twice.

Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote to convict Trump in last year's impeachment trial, after the House impeached Trump over his dealings with the president of Ukraine.Schumer said Wednesday: "Make no mistake, there will be an impeachment trial in the United States Senate; there will be a vote on convicting the president for high crimes and misdemeanors; and if the president is convicted, there will be a vote on barring him from running again.This impeachment trial is likely to differ from the last one in many ways.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will not begin a trial until next Tuesday, at the very earliest, which is the day before Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in as president.

McConnell said he will not bring the Senate back on an emergency basis to start the trial, so the earliest it could begin would be Tuesday.In a note to colleagues Wednesday released by his office, McConnell said he had not made a final decision on how I will vote.

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