Donald Trump became the first President of the United States to be indicted for the second time in Congress on Wednesday, a week before the end of his term which is coming to an end in a climate of extreme tension.
All Democrats and 10 Republicans voted in favor of this second “impeachment»History. In total, the indictment received 232 votes against 197.
The 74-year-old Republican billionaire, who will give way on January 20 to Joe Biden, 78, is accused of having encouraged the assault given by his supporters on Capitol Hill on January 6 – which left five dead and undermined democracy American.
“He must leave, he is an obvious and immediate danger against the nation we all love,” said Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the House, accusing him of having “incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion. “.
“No one is above the law, not even the president,” she commented after the vote.
In a video released by the White House, Donald Trump called on Americans from the Oval Office to “unity”, without mentioning his infamous second referral to trial. And if he still does not recognize the slightest responsibility for the violence of last week, he assured that their authors could not be his “real supporters”.
The trial of Donald Trump, by senators, is expected to take place after he leaves the White House on January 20. It is impossible that the Senate can judge him in such a way “fair“Before the end of his term, said the Republican leader of the upper house, Mitch McConnell on Wednesday. “There is simply no chance of being able to conclude his trial in a serious and fair manner before the President-elect is sworn in.“Joe Biden, he added.
A few days before his departure for Mar-a-Lago, Florida, where he should begin his new life as a former president, Donald Trump appears very isolated.