The coming second impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump has aggravated a rift among his fellow Republicans that was on full display this weekend
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell last week blamed Trump for the violent attack, saying he “provoked” the mob, but other senior Republicans have called the impeachment “stupid”.
Normal text sizeVery large text sizeWashington:The coming second impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly storming of the Capitol has aggravated a rift among his fellow Republicans that was on full display on Sunday.
At least one Republican, Senator Mitt Romney, said he believed the trial, which could lead to a vote banning Trump from future office, was a necessary response to his inflammatory call to supporters to “fight” his election defeat before the January 6 attack.
Republicans are divided on whether to impeach Donald Trump now that he has left the White House.Credit:APTen Republicans joined the House of Representatives in voting to impeach Trump on a charge of inciting insurrection, and the House is to present the charges to the Senate on Monday, US time. Leaders of the narrowly divided Senate agreed to start the trial in two weeks, leaving time to confirm some of President Joe Biden’s cabinet nominees and possibly address his call for a fresh round of stimulus for a coronavirus-hammered nation. headtopics.com
“The article of impeachment that was sent over by the House suggest[s] impeachable conduct,” Romney, a frequent critic of Trump who voted to convict during the first impeachment trial, told Fox News on Sunday. “It’s pretty clear that over the last year or so, there has been an effort to corrupt the election of the United States and it was not by President Biden, it was by president Trump.”
AdvertisementThe night after Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol – an attack that left five dead, sent Congress members into hiding and delayed its duty to certify Biden’s election win by a few hours – multiple Republicans condemned the violence. Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald »
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All decent Republicans should be shoulder to shoulder to convict Trump. He will be the destruction of the party otherwise. I find him so disgusting to look at; fart-face 🤮 Mitch McConnell a minority, Capitol Hill protesters the new ‘Dreamers’ (seeking a collective pardon from Trump—SAD!), Trump supporters triggered snowflake Stop-the-Steal victims suffering from BDS (Biden Derangement Syndrome)... The universe righting itself with a wry chuckle.
Lock him up What about the article for impeachment of Joe Biden!....?