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In the history of America, the year 2021 has recorded two important incidents in the beginning with a difference of just one week. The first incident was the attack on Trump’s supporters on US Capitol Hill … The second incident is the second impeachment of the President by the House of Representatives of America. Even though the US House of Representatives, controlled by Democratic leaders, has passed an impeachment motion against Trump, it is not at all easy to get passed by Parliament.
The Republican Party also had 10 MPs in support of the impeachment motion in the House of Representatives (HOR). They include John Katko, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, Fred Upton, and Jamie Butler. Thus the impeachment in the House of Representatives (HOR) was passed by 232 votes against 197 but the real screw is about the passage from the Senate where Republicans are in a strong position. A two-thirds majority will be required to pass the impeachment motion from the Senate.
For this, 67 out of 100 Senate MPs will have to vote in favor of impeachment. Currently, the Senate number is 98. According to this, 65 votes will be necessary for the approval of impeachment. Since Republicans are in a strong position in the Senate. In such a situation, the passage of impeachment from the Senate is a big challenge. According to the report of the news agency PTI, the resolution passed by the House of Representatives (HOR) will now be sent to the Senate. The Senate will hold a hearing to remove Trump from the office at which the vote will take place. The Senate is currently adjourned till 19 January.
Not only this but a day later, on January 20, Joe Biden is to be sworn in as the 46th President of America. In such a situation, Democrats have a shortage of time. The difficulties are not all that much … Currently, Republican leaders have a majority in the Senate with a slight margin of 51 against 50. Republicans have 50 seats in the Senate while Democrats have only 48 seats.
That is, Democrats have much fewer seats than the majority figure of 65 seats (two-thirds). In such a situation, they have to take along some Republicans like the House of Representatives (HOR). In terms of statistics, if 15 Republicans change the floor, then there will be 65 votes in favor of impeachment and it will be passed … Like the House of Representatives (HOR), there is no such thing in the Senate. Democratic Party lawmakers trying to remove Trump before January 20 urged Vice President Mike Pence to remove Trump. Pence has refused to use the 25th constitutional amendment.
Obviously, the path of impeachment will be extremely difficult. In fact, under the 25th constitutional amendment, the Vice President and the Cabinet get the right to remove the President from office. There is a provision in the US Constitution to take this step in a situation where the President is not discharging his constitutional duties or is incapacitated. Anyway, Trump’s tenure is only till 11 am on January 20. In such a situation, there is hardly any expectation of any unexpected move by the Senate or Vice President against Trump.