The US Senate supports Trump’s trial
The US Senate supported a full trial of former president, Donald Trump, as the majority of senators recognized that the process was in compliance with the constitution.
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The idea of isolating Trump came to the minds of members of Congress since January 6, 14 days before the inauguration of the new president, Joe Biden, as President of the United States of America, due to the incitement of demonstrators to storm the Capitol Building, which resulted in injuries and the killing of some people in the Capitol building coinciding with The protesters attack
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Fifty-six lawmakers voted in the Senate, during a vote that took place on Tuesday evening, in favor of recognizing Trump’s trial as constitutional, compared to the rejection of 44 other senators.
Six Republican lawmakers have joined the Democratic senators in backing the argument that impeaching Trump is a permissible procedure under the US Constitution despite his leaving office.
In the event that Trump is convicted, there is no direct penalty under the decision, because the former president is no longer in office, but the Senate will be able to hold a simple vote on denying him any federal position again and will not allow him to run in the 2024 elections. This step obtained a normal majority, so the decision to ban will be effective
In the event of a tie in the Senate (50-50), regarding depriving the president from assuming the duties after his conviction is proven, then the US Vice President, Kamala Harris, will take over the decision and preference for one of the two options.