Washington | Was released a second time. U.S. President Donald Trump escaped a conviction after a historic hearing before the U.S. Senate on Saturday, which sought his role in the Jan. 6 violence over Capitol Hill.
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The senators were in the majority – 57 out of 100 – to vote for the billionaire sentence. But two-thirds of the apex court would have followed the sentence unworthy of reaching a conviction.
The platform of elected Republican officials shows that Donald Trump is retaining in American politics. But the Republican Party is weakening from a streak that began with the challenge of Joe Biden’s victory in the November presidential election, culminating with Capital’s events.
“Our wonderful, historical and patriotic movement, Mac America Great Again, is just beginning,” Mr Trump responded in a statement, once again falling victim to a “witch hunt.”
According to Donald Trump, this is the second time he has been acquitted of a number of charges. A unique case in American history.
In his first reaction to the verdict, the 74-year-old former president set a date for the future. “In the coming months, I will have a lot to share with you and look forward to continuing our incredible journey for the greatness of America.”
Trump, “biggest problem”
Mitch McConnell, an influential leader of the Senate Republicans, shows the silence of some Republicans. As soon as the verdict was announced, the old politician allowed his bitterness to explode.
On January 6, he stressed that “there is no doubt that President Trump is genuinely and morally responsible for causing the events of the day.”
Mitch McConnell, 78, who supported Donald Trump during his four years as president, did not join his seven colleagues who voted for the crime. According to him, since the real estate mogul left power, the Senate is not proficient in an indictment practice.
But the political message is clear.
“Mitch McConnell thinks Donald Trump is a big issue for the Republicans,” said Jamie Raskin, leader of the Democrats.
President accuses one camp of “absurd” and another of “betraying” Americans by supporting rebels: Republican billionaire’s lawyers and elected Democrats stopped by shocking videos of allegations they fought during the five days of the trial.
The last day would have been carried out with vigor. Patrick Leehi, an elected Democrat who later led the debate, asserted that “Donald Trump has been released.”
“It’s time to end this political mask,” said Michael van der Wein, one of the 45th presidents of the United States, during his brief appeal on Saturday.
“Based on the clues you’ll seen, it is absurd to estimate that Mr. Trump really wanted to, and in fact deliberately incited an armed insurgency to overthrow the U.S. government,” he said.
He charged that there was “fear” behind this allegation, especially of seeing Donald Trump re-elected in 2024.
In contrast, Donald Trump is primarily responsible for the January 6 events, their “trigger” for Democrats. As the US Congress prepares to confirm its defeat in the November 3 election, he may have provoked an invasion of the Capitol by angry supporters.
“Beyond the shadow of a doubt, it is now clear that Trump supported the actions of the radical mob, so he should be reprimanded. It’s very simple,” Jamie Raskin said during the nearly two-hour indictment.
“When we needed a president to protect and defend us, President Trump deliberately betrayed us instead.” He broke his pledge to “protect the country,” including David Cecil, one of the nine Democrats in the House of Representatives who made the accusation.
According to them, he provoked the anger of his supporters for months with a “big lie”: by exposing himself to a “stolen” election following a “fraud”, he never brought evidence.
After the attack, he waited long hours to call his supporters “home”. In total, they estimated that five people died and hundreds were injured or traumatized.
The speaker of the House of Representatives was outraged in front of the press after a statement pointing to “one of the darkest and most humiliating acts in the history of the country” after the release of a former president who “treated” Republican senators “cowardly”.
“We censor those who use paperwork for malicious purposes. We do not censor those who incite an uprising to kill people in the capital, ”he began.
Joe Biden, who remained silent on Saturday, hopes to approach a new phase of his inauguration as president, freeing himself from the embarrassing shadow of this investigation that monopolized the media and Congress.
His immediate priority is to see lawmakers vote on a $ 1.9 trillion support plan for the US economy plagued by the COVID-19 epidemic and to expedite the vaccination of Americans.
Trump’s milestones, from election defeat to liberation
Here are the key dates of the political events that took place in Washington after the presidential election on November 3, from Donald Trump’s election defeat until his release on Saturday.
November 7: Biden wins
Four days after the Nov. 3 vote, postal voting was complicated by the high use of postal voting during an epidemic, with Joe Biden declared the winner of the US presidential election by major American media.
Donald Trump does not acknowledge his defeat and maintains that the election was “stolen” from him.
December 14: Election College vote
The Electoral College confirms Joe Biden’s victory with 306 votes against Donald Trump’s 232 (270 needed to be elected president).
January 6: Attack on Capitol
As the US Congress sits to confirm Joe Biden’s victory, Donald Trump addresses his supporters gathered near the White House.
Thousands of them then make their way to the Capitol, some entering by smashing windows, smashing doors and drowning policemen. Violence kills 5 people.
After the rioters left, Congress resumed its session and confirmed the election at dawn.
The same day is announced as a result of the by-elections in Georgia won by the Democrats, thus regaining control of the Senate from the Republicans.
January 13: Arranged
Donald Trump is the first president of the United States to be accused (for the second time) by the House of Representatives with a Democratic majority. This time he was accused of “inciting a rebellion” during the January 6 violence.
January 20: Investment
In a banned federal capital under close surveillance, Joe Biden and his deputy, Kamala Harris, take office on Capitol’s steps. Not only due to political tensions, but also due to the corona virus epidemic, the event is usually held without a ceremony.
Donald Trump left the White House without meeting his successor and left for Florida in the morning.
Feb. 9: Senate hearing begins
Bringing together two-thirds of the 100 members elected in the Senate to condemn and declare Donald Trump disqualified is currently 50/50 split between Democrats and Republicans. Therefore, the release of the President is predictable.
The Republican argues that the millionaire’s defense is unconstitutional because only senators can oust a sitting president.
February 13: Release
After a five-day rigorous hearing, the Senate released the former president. Seven of the 100 senators who voted to condemn Donald Trump are Republicans. But that is not enough to reach the two-thirds majority needed for a conviction.
Donald Trump hailed the decision as a “witch hunt” and promised to continue to influence the American political debate.