Democratic Party leader Chuck Schumer has announced in the Senate that the impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump will begin on February 8. He said that the process of impeachment in the House of Representatives will begin on Monday. It is clear from his statement that Trump’s troubles have not diminished even after he stepped down from the presidency.
CNN was quoted as saying that we all want to put this terrible chapter in the history of our country behind, but for the unity of the nation, it is necessary that truth and accountability be fixed. However, Trump is no longer the President of the US. Now the new president of America is Joe Biden. In such a situation, the curiosity arises that when Trump has been out of power, the new President has started his work in America, then the question arises what effect this impeachment will have on him.
Impeachment motion against Trump passed in House of Representatives
Significantly, the impeachment motion against former US President Trump has been passed in the lower house of the House of Representatives of the US Parliament. Now the process will begin in the upper house. The trial will start against him in the upper house. Trump is accused of abetting the January 6 attack on Capitol Hill, the US parliament. It has been passed by 232 votes against 197 in the House. 10 Republican MPs have supported the impeachment motion. Trump has become the first president in the history of America against whom impeachment motion has been passed twice in the same office.
Learn what will happen next
- The Democratic Party has a majority in the lower house of America. Therefore, the passage of the impeachment motion in this House was a formality. The matter is now in the Senate. The trial will run here to determine the crime of Trump.
- A two-thirds majority will be needed in the Senate to convict Trump. For the impeachment motion to be passed, at least 17 Republicans will have to vote in its favor. However, 20 Republican senators agree to convict the former president.
- Now that Donald Trump is not in power, Democratic leaders will try to ban him. This may include restrictions such as the facilities he would get as a former president and preventing the possibility of getting a post in the future.
- A two-thirds majority would be needed to remove the former president in the Senate. If this motion is passed and convicted, a vote may also be held in the Senate to prevent Trump from holding any public office again.
- If this happens, he will also lose the facilities as a former President under the 1958 President Act. This includes facilities like pension, health insurance, and security details at the taxpayer’s expense.