Chinanews, January 14th, a comprehensive report, on the 13th local time, the US House of Representatives voted to pass the impeachment clause against President Trump, accusing him of "inciting rebellion."

Trump issued a statement through the White House on the same day, calling on "all Americans" to help "to ease tension and calm anger", saying that he does not support "violence in any form", but did not mention the topic of impeachment.

Trump speaks after being impeached

He avoids talking about impeachment and condemns violence

  On the 13th local time, the US House of Representatives passed the impeachment clause against President Trump with 232 votes in favor and 197 votes against, accusing him of "seditioning rebellion."

Trump's statement issued on the White House website on the 13th local time.

  Soon after the House of Representatives passed the terms of impeachment, the White House social network account posted a video of Trump’s speech. Unexpectedly, Trump did not mention the second impeachment he just encountered, but called for peace. He also claimed that the people who went up and attacked the Capitol were not his "real" supporters.

  According to reports, Trump did not indicate that he would bear any responsibility for his actions that led to congressional disturbances.

  He condemned the attackers who broke through Congress a week ago.

He said: "Violence has never been justified. No excuses, no exceptions: the United States is a country ruled by law." He said: "Those who participated in the attacks last week will be brought to justice."

  "In view of reports that more marches are about to start, I urge that there must be no violence, no illegal or vandalism in any form," he said in a statement. "These are not things I support, nor are they actions supported by the United States. I call on all Americans to reduce their tension and keep calm."

The term of office was less than 7 days and was impeached again

Trump becomes the first U.S. president to be impeached twice

  On January 6th, Trump supporters broke into the U.S. Congress and caused riots. House Speaker Pelosi said during a debate in the House of Representatives that Trump incited this "riot" and an "armed rebellion" against the country, and he "must step down." ".

The picture shows the members of the National Guard arriving at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., on January 12, local time.

  The Democrats in the House of Representatives first voted for Trump to step down, asking Vice President Pence to use the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove Trump, but Pence refused.

Subsequently, the Democrats voted on the terms of impeaching Trump and successfully passed the impeachment case.

  The impeachment resolution on Trump stated: "President Trump has seriously endangered the security of the United States and its government institutions. He threatened the integrity of the democratic system and interfered with the peaceful transition of power... Therefore, as President, he betrayed This has caused people’s trust and caused obvious harm to the American people."

  After the Congress was attacked by Trump supporters, many Republican congressmen also condemned. Many people turned their backs in the vote on the 13th.

Liz Cheney, the No. 3 figure in the Republican House of Representatives and chairman of the Republican Caucus, expressed concern that the United States is facing an unprecedented constitutional crisis since the Civil War.

  Trump was submitted to the House of Representatives for impeachment in December 2019 for abusing his power and obstructing congressional investigations.

Although the impeachment case failed to obtain two-thirds of the votes in the Senate, Trump has become the third president of the United States impeached by Congress after Johnson in 1868 and Clinton in 1998.

  This time the House of Representatives once again passed the terms of impeaching Trump, making him the first president in American history to be impeached twice during his term.

U.S. Senate leaders of both parties expressed their views

Can Trump pardon himself?

  Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives said they could submit an impeachment case to the Senate as soon as this week.

The Senate is adjourned in January and is scheduled to resume on January 19.

US President-elect Biden will take office on January 20.

On January 8, local time, a black iron fence about 2 meters high was set up around the US Capitol. The National Guard also patrolled the surrounding area to strengthen security.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Sha Hanting

  After the impeachment case was passed, Senate Republican Leader McConnell issued a statement stating that the date of the Senate's impeachment trial will not be earlier than January 19.

He said that he believes that "Congressional and administrative agencies will focus entirely on ensuring the safety of the inauguration ceremony and the orderly transition of power to the Biden administration in the next seven days, which is the most beneficial practice for the country."

  Senate Democratic leader Schumer said in a statement that the trial will either begin immediately or after January 19, but that the impeachment case will be tried anyway.

He also emphasized that once Trump is convicted, the Senate will continue to vote whether it will ban him from running for public office in the future.

  After leaving office, Trump will return to civilian status.

After losing the presidency, he may become a defendant in various civil and criminal proceedings.

  Currently, Trump and related agencies are facing at least six lawsuits, of which a criminal investigation against Trump in New York State is the most severe.

  The media have speculated that he will pardon himself before leaving office.

Some legal experts say that the president does not have the power to pardon himself.

They quoted a document issued by the U.S. Department of Justice before former U.S. President Nixon resigned due to the Watergate Incident, which stated "based on the basic rule that no one can decide a case involving oneself."

However, some experts said that the US Constitution does not state that the president does not have the right to self-pardon.