China News Service, January 26, reported that on the 25th local time, the U.S. House of Representatives sent an impeachment bill against former President Trump to the Senate, thus starting the impeachment trial process.

The House of Representatives accused Trump of inciting supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol, causing five deaths. Once convicted, he will be barred from holding public office in the future.

  According to the consensus reached between the Democrats and the Republicans, the trial of the impeachment case will be postponed until February.

On the other hand, after Trump left office, Republicans opposed to the impeachment case are increasing.

US media said that this reduces the possibility of Trump's eventual impeachment and conviction.

Data map: Former US President Trump.

[The House of Representatives sends impeachment clauses to the Senate]

  On the evening of the 25th local time, the House of Representatives formally sent the terms of impeachment against former President Trump to the Senate.

  According to the consensus reached between the Democrats and the Republicans, the trial of the impeachment case will be postponed until February.

Senate Majority Leader Schumer said: "The Senate will review Trump's impeachment. This will be a comprehensive and fair review."

  Senate Minority Leader McConnell said: “The principle that Republicans in the Senate firmly support is: whether it is the Senate, the President’s Office, or former President Trump himself, they should enjoy a comprehensive and fair procedure that respects his Rights also respect serious facts, laws and constitutional issues."

  The two parties have not announced an agreement on other aspects of the trial, including whether witnesses will appear in court and the duration of the trial.

In the next two weeks, the House impeachment manager and defense attorney responsible for the prosecution of the case will write a summary of the case.

  On the other hand, two people familiar with the matter said that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, will not preside over the trial. This process is expected to be in charge of the Senate Prom. Patrick Leahy, who is the most senior in the Senate. Democrats.

  A Lich spokesperson said that whether he presides over the trial depends on Schumer and McConnell.

Republican critics said that Leich’s presiding of the trial would create a conflict of interest, because in February 2020, during Trump’s first impeachment trial, he supported the conviction of Trump on two impeachment clauses.

Data map: On January 20, 2021 local time, Washington, USA, Trump left the White House early.

[Republicans opposed to impeachment increase?

  US media reported that recently, Republicans opposed to impeachment are increasing, which reduces the possibility of Trump being convicted by impeachment.

  During the impeachment of the outgoing Trump in the House of Representatives on January 14, a total of ten House Republicans supported the Democrats and voted for impeachment.

But convicting the president during the deliberation of the Senate requires the support of two-thirds of the Senate.

Although Democrats now control the Senate by a narrow margin, they need the support of at least 17 Republicans to convict Trump.

  Although a small number of Republicans in the Senate expressed that they would be open to convicting the president, many Republican senators doubt the legitimacy of the trial after the president leaves office, and some believe that this process will cause greater division.

  Republican Senator Romney pointed out on the 24th that the impeachment of Trump is necessary because he has been committed to sabotaging the US election.

  Senator Rubio of the State of Florida believes that this will be counterproductive. He said: "I think it will be counterproductive. When the country is already in dire straits, doing so is like adding fuel to the fire." But Rubio also said, Trump must take part of the responsibility for the congressional riots.

  There are also Republicans who believe that Trump is already an ordinary citizen and the Senate has no power to impeach him.

Senator Langz believes that the US Constitution does not allow the impeachment of a former president who has stepped down.

  At the same time, there are also Republican senators who have expressed opinions on the impeachment process.

John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a Texas Republican, said the trial by Democrats "really undermines legality."

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said: "If the Chief Justice does not preside, I think the hearing is illegal."