Now is the time for a Senate vote on whether former US President Donald Trump should be ousted or acquitted of incitement to revolt.
Supreme Court actions against US President Donald Trump is coming to an end.
When the trial in the US Senate began on Saturday, Democrats unexpectedly called a witness. A great confusion and some anger arose. After internal negotiations, the message came that the witness should not be summoned – however, her previous statements can be used as evidence.
The Democratic “prosecutor” wanted to summon a witness at the eleventh hour, but after much “if” and “but” it didn’t happen. All indications are that the result will be expected.
It looked like the final Supreme Court decision could already have taken place on Saturday, but then Democrats made a surprise request to summon a witness, causing some uproar.
On Friday, Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Butler stepped forward and told him of a compromising phone call Trump was said to have made during the storming of Congress by an angry crowd on January 6.
After boycotting the deliberations, the parties agreed not to testify, but the leaders of the process should be allowed to speak about it in their closing arguments.
Thus a crucial vote could be held on Saturday evening. With or without new testimonials, it was already clear that Donald Trump was likely to be released.
That Jaime Herrera Beutler He said, and what was widely reported in the United States, relates to a phone conversation between Republican minority leaders in the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump – during the storming of Congress.
She wasn’t a part of the conversation herself, but she did tell what she says she heard from McCarthy: He was really upset when a mob stormed Congress and tried to control the president to stop him.
Herrera Beutler wrote: “When McCarthy finally seized the president on January 6 and asked him to blow up the uprising publicly and forcefully, the president at first repeated the false claim that it was Antifa (the radical left) that stormed the Capitol.” In his statement on Friday.
Then it was said that Kevin McCarthy objected that these were Trump supporters. According to what the House heard, Trump then replied roughly:
“Yeah, Kevin, I think these people are more upset with the election than you.”
Jaime Herrera Beutler was one of ten Republicans in the House who voted in favor of the indictment for the Supreme Court.
If Donald Trump wants If convicted in the Supreme Court, two-thirds of the Senate must vote for him, which means that at least 17 Republicans must exit the party line. Only a few would be expected to do this, but that is not certain.
The fact that the chances for conviction are so slim is reinforced not least by the fact that the Republican minority leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, is said to have set his foot on the matter. According to US media reports, he will vote to acquit Donald Trump.
In a letter to his colleagues, McConnell wrote that he “was very close,” but he did not believe there was any legal basis for the Supreme Court action because it was based on removing someone from office. In this case, Donald Trump has already left the presidency.
McConnell was previously close to Trump, but after the events of January 6, the bond is broken.
McConnell said the mob was fueled by lies, among other things, when the Senate met just days after the storm.