Top Republicans in the House of Representatives said on Wednesday that Donald Trump “takes responsibility” for inciting a riot in the US Capitol, but warned that a presidential impeachment would be inappropriate.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement, “It would be a mistake to impeach the President in such a short time frame” because this country would have to be further divided, “House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a speech an hour before Was expected to bring impeachment for Trump. An unprecedented second time.
But he admitted that Trump “takes responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob riots.”
He also said that Congress should pass a “censor resolution” against the president, a public but largely symbolic denunciation, opposed by Democrats because it does not make any concrete fines.
Trump’s impeachment would lead to a lawsuit in the US Senate, in which he was acquitted a year ago.
But the Senate has a recess until Jan. 19, the day before Democrat Joe Biden’s inauguration, and its Republican majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, will not agree to bring the chamber back to session early to address impeachment.
“The Senate has confirmed that no trial will begin following the swearing-in of President-Elect Biden,” McCarthy said.
This means that the Senate will take the historic step of initiating impeachment trials with the President, who will no longer be in office.
Republicans repeatedly insisted that the process of an impeachment – no hearing, no formal witness presentation, and with little evidence – would open Pandora’s box. like.
McCarthy was among his party’s many lawmakers who supported Trump’s evil attempts to contest election results in several states over baseless claims of massive electoral fraud.
But on Wednesday, with six House Republicans now publicly stating they would vote for impeachment, McCarthy confirmed Biden’s election victory and said he was “ready to assist” the new president.
McCarthy said, “Let us be clear: Joe Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States in a week, because he won the election.”
“The eyes of the country and the world are upon us. We should seize this opportunity to heal and become stronger.”
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