The American President, Joe Biden, said this Tuesday that he will not see the impeachment started this Tuesday against its predecessor Donald Trump, by ensuring that is focused on the economic and health crisis unleashed by the pandemic of the Covid-19.
“I will not see it“Biden told reporters at the White House during a meeting with his Treasury secretary,” Janet Yellen, and business leaders to discuss their fiscal stimulus plan.
“My job is to protect people. We have already lost more than 450,000 people (to the Covid-19) and we could lose many more if we do not act and do so decisively. Many children go to bed hungry. Many families are food insecure (…) The Senate has its job and I am sure they will do it well, “he added.
Biden has unveiled a $ 1.9 trillion fiscal stimulus plan, which includes direct cash transfers to citizens, aid to companies and special funds for the reopening of schools and the acceleration of the distribution of vaccines.
Business leaders present at the meeting included Jamie Dimon, CEO of investment bank JPMorgan; Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart, the world’s largest supermarket chain, and Tom Donohue, president of the US Chamber of Commerce.
This Tuesday the second impeachment trial against Trump began, the first American president subjected to a process of this type twice and the first to face an ‘impeachment’ after leaving power, since he left the White House on January 20.
Trump is accused of “incitement to insurrection” for the assault on the Capitol by a mob of his followers on January 6, which left five dead.
His defense bases his arguments on freedom of expression and what he considers unconstitutional of the process, while he has insisted on the accusations without evidence by the former president that there was an electoral fraud in the November elections, which he lost to Biden.
Despite the expectation generated, it is unlikely that this second ‘impeachment’, as the impeachment is called in English, ends in his sentence, since this would require a minimum of 67 votes (two thirds of the Senate), and the Democrats they only control 50 seats in the chamber.