It’s now five weeks since Joe Biden’s inauguration brought Donald Trump’s tumultuous four years at the top of America’s government to a close. Polls show that most Americans view Biden far more favourably than the man who arrived over
While it was historic to impeach Trump for the second time, it would be foolhardy to believe that pushing Trump out of the system will also erase trumpism (“Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge,” Jan. 14, Gulf Today).
House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week for inciting the deadly Jan.6 Capitol riot have signaled they want to move quickly to trial as President Joe Biden begins his term, saying a full reckoning is necessary before the country - and the Congress - can move on.
Trump’s lawyers ridiculed the request in a letter by lead House prosecutor Jamie Raskin to answer questions over the Jan.6 attack on the US Capitol as a “public relations stunt.”
Senators voted 56-44 in favour of the constitutionality of the historic trial, rejecting a bid by Trump’s lawyers to throw it out on grounds that a former president cannot be tried by lawmakers.
Challenge yourself, if you dare. It has only been 12 months since we went through all of this with Donald Trump the first time. But can you remember the details? Yes, it was something about Ukraine and Joe Biden, and Joe Biden’s son, and military aid.
In the previously unreleased recordings, the House prosecutors displayed gripping scenes of how close the rioters were to the country’s leaders, roaming the halls chanting "Hang Mike Pence," some equipped with combat gear.
Trump continued to attack McConnell, accusing the Senate GOP leader of failing to stand up for Republicans after McConnell blasted Trump for inciting the Jan.6 US Capitol riot despite voting to acquit the former president at his second impeachment trial.
The argument against the latest impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, for the second time, is that now is the time to heal a wounded nation, not deepen the bitter divisions even more by pursuing the president during the final days of his term.