The House of Representatives of U.S has approved the second process of impeachment against the outgoing president, Donald Trump, after the assault on the Capitol on January 6 by a mob of his followers.
The process initiated in the Lower House forces the Senate to subject Trump to impeachment that will take place when the president-elect, Democrat Joe Biden, is already in power, and therefore the main objective will not be the removal of the president but his possible disqualification from holding future political positions.
On the other hand, Trump broke his silence on Tuesday after the assault on the Capitol by qualifying the new impeachment as something “absolutely ridiculous” and “a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”
The United States lives a few moments of unprecedented political tension recent prior to Biden’s inauguration.
The authorities have already carried out a huge police deployment in Washington, with more than 10,000 troops, and erecting fences around the Capitol, on whose steps the investiture ceremony will take place, to avoid the scenes of the chaotic day last Wednesday that they went around the world.
The decision, made by the Secretary of the United States Army, Ryan McCarthy, comes as the FBI warned of planned armed protests in Washington in the days leading up to Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony for the presidency of January 20.