On Wednesday, January 13, President Trump was impeached for the second time by the United States House of Representatives.
This impeachment happened one week after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol; the ten Republicans who voted with Democrats to impeach Trump agreed that the 45th president committed a high crime by allegedly “inciting” last week’s insurrection.
News of the impeachment rapidly spread across multiple social media platforms as the story broke. In the wake of Trump being the first president in American history to be twice impeached, Joe Biden released a statement on the matter, confirms Townhall.
Biden on the Second Impeachment of President Trump
On Wednesday evening, Biden’s statement took an interesting disposition towards the second impeachment of Trump.
The Democrat declared that last week’s “unprecedented assault” was “incited” by the 45th president; Biden then said that the “domestic terrorists” and “political extremists” that stormed the U.S. Capitol on the 6th of January must be held accountable for their actions.
Today, in a bipartisan vote, the House voted to impeach and hold President Trump accountable. Now, the process continues to the Senate—and I hope they’ll deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 14, 2021
After detailing that the House’s impeachment of Trump will now be taken up by the Senate, Biden noted the “reeling economy” and “deadly virus” that is causing so many Americans to struggle.
The incoming president moreover urged the U.S. Senate to handle their “constitutional responsibilities” regarding the second Trump impeachment while also focusing on America’s other “urgent business.”
How the Senate Will Proceed
With six days left until Trump departs from the Oval Office, his trial in the Senate is all but guaranteed to commence after Biden’s presidential term begins.
Mitch McConnell, prior to impeachment proceedings in the House, was rumored to secretly support Democrats’ work to oust Trump. However, in the wake of the House passing their impeachment articles, McConnell has declared that he’s not in any rush to start Trump’s Senate trial.
My full statement on the next seven days and the Senate schedule: pic.twitter.com/Nh5z3f79yq
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) January 13, 2021
Interestingly enough, the Republican leader also remains unsure of whether or not he will vote in favor of convicting the 45th president. A conviction would bar Trump from running for president again, something that anti-Trump congressional members would be all-too-thrilled to see happen.
Ultimately, McConnell has committed to hearing out all legal contentions that are made once the trial begins in the Senate.
What did you think about Joe Biden’s response to the now-second impeachment of the 45th president? What do you believe will come of Trump’s trial in the Senate? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.