Source Title: why trump falls into impeachment crisis again
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives formally submitted a draft impeachment clause against President trump on November 11, accusing him of “sedition.”;. This is Trump’s second impeachment crisis during his term of office, only 10 days before he leaves office.
U.S. analysts believe that the Democratic Party’s pursuit of impeachment at this time, on the one hand, is to “set a benchmark” and prevent the recurrence of incitement to violence; on the other hand, it is to leave trump a disgraceful record, making it difficult for him to run for president again four years later. The second impeachment highlights the political opposition between the two parties, which will only aggravate the division of American society no matter what the result is.
In addition to promoting the impeachment process, House Democrats also urged vice president burns to recall trump by invoking the 25th amendment of the US Constitution. The recall motion proposed by the Democrats is expected to be voted in the house of Representatives on the 12th. Since the Democrats hold a majority in the house of Representatives, the motion is likely to be passed. At that time, burns will have 24 hours to respond. House Speaker Pelosi said recently that if the majority of burns and trump cabinet members do not consider removing trump, the house will vote on the draft impeachment clause.
Chris middot, a freelance writer of CNN; Ciliza believes that burns is unlikely to use the 25th amendment of the constitution to remove trump for three reasons: first, no vice president has ever removed the president in this way before, which will be detrimental to Burns’ political future; second, Trump’s term is coming to an end, and the Communist Party is unwilling to cut corners; third, several members of Trump’s cabinet have resigned, and the rest of the cabinet are still in the red The majority of the people are unlikely to support the recall decision.
Fall into crisis again
There has never been a president twice impeached by the house of representatives in American history. In December 2019, trump was impeached by the house of representatives for the first time, becoming the third impeached president in American history. At that time, the Democratic controlled house of Representatives passed two impeachment clauses against trump, accusing him of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. But both clauses have since been rejected by the Republican controlled Senate.
According to US media reports, this time, the house of Representatives may vote on the impeachment clause as soon as 13. At present, the Democratic majority of the house of Representatives has enough votes to pass the impeachment clause, and some Republicans may also vote for it.
US media pointed out that impeachment is also a manifestation of intensified party struggle. Democrats want to leave trump a disgraceful record, making it difficult for him to run for president again four years later. The riots in Congress have greatly reduced Trump’s image and political legacy, and impeachment will undoubtedly make matters worse.
The crack is hard to heal
According to media reports, an internal memorandum by Senate majority leader and Republican McConnell shows that if the house of Representatives passes the impeachment clause, the Senate will start the impeachment trial as early as the afternoon of the 20th according to the rules.
Analysts believe that the impeachment clause is not easy to pass in the Senate. After two newly elected senators take office in Georgia, the democratic and Republican parties will each hold 50 seats in the Senate. Lindsay & middot; Graham, a senior Republican senator, said recently that he thought impeachment could not be passed in the Senate.
Graham also said that seeking to impeach trump in the current situation will further aggravate the division of American society. The U.S. Federal Bureau of investigation has warned that there may be nationwide armed protests in the U.S. before the new president takes office, US media reported Monday. Some analysts worry that impeachment of trump at this time may further infuriate his supporters and cause more serious social unrest.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Sun Ding, Xu Jianmei, Deng Xianlai
(Xinhua news agency, Washington, January 11)