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The act of the indictment against the former US president Donald Trump – accused by the House of Representatives for “inciting insurrection” – will be sent to the Senate on Monday, reported the head of the Democratic majority of the Upper House, Chuck Schumer.
The leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, “He informed me that the charges are going to be sent to the Senate on Monday,” he said in a debate in the Schumer floor, which dismissed criticism from Republicans who claim that Trump cannot be impeached since he is not in power.
This is the second trial against the former president, who this time is accused of inciting his supporters to take over the Capitol on January 6.
This stage consists of the reading of the charges, which marks the official opening of the process, but it is not clear when the debates will take place.
“There is going to be a trial in the United States Senate and a vote will be taken to convict” Trump, who left Washington on Wednesday without attending the inauguration ceremony of his successor, Joe Biden.
In the first trial against him – which ended in February 2020 with his acquittal – the then president was accused of asking Ukraine to investigate acts of alleged corruption linked to Biden, his political rival in the face of the election that he ultimately lost.
At the time, Trump had almost full support from his party, but after the January 6 incidents and after his dogged campaign to challenge the election results, this support has cracked.
This week, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Capitol Hill that Trump “provoked” the mob that took over the building.