The first president in a century who lost all seats in the White House and Congress at the same time, and the first president to incite a violent uprising in the Capitol, are going to make such a scene and leave quietly?
The governor of Chang’an Street (WeChat ID: Capital News) noted that although there are only 13 days left, the United States is brewing “clearing up” Trump, and it seems that there is no day to wait.
Trump also began to think about the way out.
Trump is asking aides about the feasibility of “self-pardonment,” according to The New York Times.
Still don’t die.
On the 7th local time, the U.S. Congress has confirmed that Biden has won more than 270 electoral votes and is elected the next President of the United States.
The confirmation of Congress finally closed any constitutional possibility of challenging the outcome of the presidential election.
That day, Trump posted a video 12 hours after his Twitter account was banned, saying that “Even if I completely disagree with the election results, January 20 will still be handed over in an orderly manner.”
U.S. media said that this was Trump’s signal that nothing would happen in the next 13 days. But even his own team and allies can’t believe it.
Senior White House adviser told CNN: These messages and attitudes should be communicated on election night, not after killing people.
Although Trump said in the video that “the person who breaks the law will pay the price”, he has always been reluctant to condemn the demonstrators in the congressional riots.
Several U.S. media reported that Trump was enthusiastic about yesterday’s riots. He told the demonstrators on Twitter that “you are very special” and “I love you” and even did not attend the briefing of White House Press Secretary McEnany’s brief condemning the mob.
He still unconceivedly shouting to his supporters at the end of the video: “I know you are disappointed, but I want you to know that our incredible journey has just begun!”
“Accounts after autumn”
The Huffington Post said that after yesterday’s riots, both parties and people in the United States have completely abandoned Trump, and at least nine White House aides or executives have resigned.
Despite 13 days left, “as long as Trump sits in the White House, his enthusiasm to incite supporters to commit violence still exists and still threatens the United States.” Report.
Nearly 100 Democratic lawmakers called on Trump to resign after the violence and began discussing the possibility of launching the 25th amendment to the Constitution, NBC reported.
According to Russian media, Jerry Nadler, chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, even proposed to simplify the procedure and directly announce the impeachment of Trump without discussion.
“There is little time left for us, and the statehood no longer allows for lengthy procedures.” “I support the submission of the impeachment clause to a House meeting for a direct vote,” Nadler said in a written statement.
House Speaker Pelosi directly threatened Vice President, Senate President Pence, that if Trump is not removed under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, Congress will impeach Trump before the end of his term.
Previously, Pelosi had characterized Trump’s inciting of supporters as a “subversive action” and dismissed Trump under the amendment to Article 25 of the Constitution that the president is unable to perform his duties.
She added: “Although there are only 13 days left, any day is terrible for the United States.”
However, it is reported that in the next 13 days, it may not be able to complete all the procedures required for impeachment, and the House of Representatives has never passed such a speedy impeachment resolution before.
The process of four presidential impeachments in American history takes weeks or even months.
Nowadays, even within the Republican Party is deeply afraid of Trump.
According to the Huffington Post, he has become the first president in a century to lose all seats in the White House and Congress, and the first president in history to incite a violent uprising in the Capitol.
According to the U.S. Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) on the 7th local time, even Secretary of State Pompeo, a staunch supporter of Trump, and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin joined in the discussion of invoking the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
A joint poll conducted by Morning Consult and Politician News Network on 1986 registered voters showed that 63% of registered voters believe that Trump is “at least partly” responsible for the events that occurred in the Capitol, and 49% of voters feel that Trump has to be “very responsible” for what happened.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted announcing that Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will be closed for at least two weeks. If Trump is allowed to continue posting for the next 13 days, the risk is too great.
So, we’ll keep his account locked until the peaceful handover of power.”
Perhaps Trump also knows that time is pressing and has begun to study his pardon.
Trump had told aides he wanted to pardon himself in the last days of his term, citing two anonymous sources.
Since election day on November 3 last year, Trump has repeatedly expressed to his advisers’ desire to seek self-pardonment, and asked how legally and politically it will have.
You know, no president has ever pardoned himself in American history, and the legitimacy of this system has not been tested in practice so far.
“I have absolutely the right to pardon myself,” Trump once wrote on social media in 2018.
In the past month, Trump has granted amnesty to a large number of political allies and close friends.
The matter also led American lawyers to start a discussion, and the conclusion is that there is no answer. Carter, a professor of constitutional science at Michigan State University, said: As president, he may try it.
The Constitution does not provide a clear answer to this.
But legal experts told The New York Times that once the move is first, the presidential self-pardonment may become a “new dangerous example”, which means that the president can unilaterally declare them above the law and save himself from accountability for crimes committed in office.