White House Press Secretary Pusaki said on January 20 that the new President Biden believes that the trial mechanism of former President Trump’s impeachment should be decided by the Senate.
Reuters reported on the 20th that Psaki told the media at a White House press conference that the Biden administration believes that the Senate can serve the American people well while fulfilling their constitutional obligations.
Pousaki also said that Biden will leave the mechanism, time point and details of how to advance impeachment to the Senate for decision.
On January 13, the House of Representatives voted to pass the impeachment clause against Trump, accusing him of “sedition”.
Trump became the first president in American history to be impeached twice.
Biden said on the same day about Trump’s impeachment, saying that the United States is “still under the deadly coronavirus and crumbling economic control”, hoping that the Senate can find a way to deal with constitutional responsibility on impeachment, while also dealing with other emergencies in the United States.
The Associated Press reported on the 19th that U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell publicly said for the first time that demonstrators were incited by Trump during the Capitol riots in early January.
According to the analysis of the Capitol Hill, McConnell’s words have a lot of weight as Trump is impeached by the House for the second time and the impeachment trial in the Senate is approaching.
The passage of impeachment bills requires the consent of two-thirds of the members of the Senate.
Once impeachment is confirmed to be successful, Trump will not only not be able to run for President of the United States again in 2024, but also lose all the privileges of being a former president.