It’s been almost three weeks since President Donald J Trump left the Oval Office, but his presence in Washington D.C. has not gone anywhere.
The entire legislative branch of the United States is all eyes on the former president and their attempt to impeach him for the second time.
The United States House of Representatives impeached Donald J. Trump on Jan. 13 after the chaos at the Capitol chaos, but the trial’s final stage will move to the Senate.
Democrats and some Republicans in Congress have expressed the belief that President Trump’s rhetoric on Twitter incited chaos at the Capitol, and impeachment is the punishment for that crime.
However, Donald Trump’s legal team is expected to argue against the constitutionality of the left’s claims.
Former President Trump’s lawyers intend to argue that the impeachment process is politically driven.
Many speculate that the impeachment process is due to the Democrats’ goal to prevent President Trump from running for reelection in 2024.
The main charge of the impeachment process is that President Donald Trump incited the insurrection that took place at Capitol Hill on Jan. 6.
Other charges include that President Trump lied about the election results; it also accuses President Trump of belittling the results and generating instability.
Democrats believe President Trump’s statement: “if you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore” is the main reason behind the insurrection.
Here is how the process will take place.
On Tuesday, at 1 p.m. Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy will preside over the impeachment instead of Chief Justice John Roberts.
Chief Justices are constitutionally required to preside over impeachments of presidents.
John Roberts opted out of overseeing the impeachment process because President Trump is no longer the commander-in-chief. This move raises questions about the constitutionality of this impeachment process.
On Tuesday, four hours of debate will occur between the House impeachment managers and Trump’s legal team.
The Senate will then vote on the constitutionality of the case by a “simple majority.”
If the case is deemed unconstitutional, it will be dismissed; however, this is not anticipated to be the case.
Both sides of the impeachment teams will then have time to file any motions before the impeachment debate begins.
The House will then have 16 hours of debate over two days to display their case.
Trump’s lawyers will also have the same amount of time to defend President Trump but will pause to recognize the Jewish Sabbath.
After the debate time has elapsed, Congress will then have to vote to find a resolution.
President Trump’s conviction is slim; however, if the votes are whipped together, it could occur.
Now all America can do is sit and wait to hear and watch the arguments presented before Congress.