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US News "Impeachment": A constitutional appeal rejected in the Senate

01:15  27 january  2021
01:15  27 january  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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USA-TRUMP-DESTITUTION: "Impeachment": A constitutional appeal rejected in the Senate

© Reuters / ALEXANDER DRAGO "IMPEACHMENT": A CONSTITUTIONAL APPEAL REJECTED IN THE SENATE

by David Morgan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The constitutional appeal filed by a Republican elected official to prevent the impeachment trial of Donald Trump from being held was rejected Tuesday by 55 votes to 45 in the Senate, where the indictment had arrived the day before.

Five senators from the Conservative Party joined the Democrats to reject this motion tabled by Republican Rand Paul, according to which this vote could foreshadow the outcome of the procedure.

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A two-thirds majority is required for a conviction to be pronounced in the Senate. In the current balance of power, at least 17 Republican senators would have to join the Democrats for Donald Trump to be condemned for having incited his supporters to "insurgency" on January 6, before his supporters burst into Capitol Hill .


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Several Republican parliamentarians have expressed their opposition to this procedure which 'they consider unconstitutional, since he is no longer in office.

Chuck Schumer, leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, deemed the argument "totally wrong".

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Rand Paul, senator from Kentucky, had predicted that his motion would show that the 67 votes necessary for a conviction could not be met, but some Republicans consider the question of constitutionality to be irrelevant to that of Donald Trump's guilt.

The trial, after which he could be declared ineligible, should begin on February 9 in the upper house, where 100 senators sit, who will be jurors for the occasion.

Ten elected Republican members of the House voted on January 13 in favor of his impeachment. Never has an American president been the subject of two "impeachments".

Mitch McConnell, president of the Republican group in the Senate, and other elected officials of the Party have condemned the violence committed on Capitol Hill and some hold the former president responsible for the riots.

(French version Jean Terzian and Jean-Philippe Lefief)

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