POLITICS. Dan Newhouse, representative of the Republican Party in the Lower House / EFE
Although everything indicates that the majority of the members of the Lower House will vote in favor of starting a second impeachment trial against the president of the United States, Donald Trump, the impact from the president’s side will be felt.
According to information from The Washington Post, on January 13 it is expected that at least six figures from the Republican Party will turn their backs on the head of state and support the motion of another impeachment.
One of the last to pronounce on the issue was Dan Newhouse (Washington), who from Congress indicated that “there is no excuse for the actions of President Trump”, mentioning his attitude on January 6, the date set for certification. of the triumph of Democrat Joe Biden in the elections of November 3, 2020. “The President vowed to defend the Constitution against all enemies, national and foreign. Last week, there was a domestic threat at the Capitol gate and he did nothing to stop it. “
The Washington Post added that after his speech he received applause from the majority of the place.
In addition to Newhouse, Liz Cheney, John Katko, Fred Upton, Adam Kinzinger and Jaime Herrera Beutler confirmed that they will vote in favor of the trial.
According to the House of Representatives, Trump is accused of “inciting insurrection” for his call on his followers to come to the Capitol.
What happened last Wednesday afternoon was a severe blow to American democracy. A group of supporters of the president not only approached the government building, they also overran the fences imposed by the local police and later broke into the headquarters of Congress to start the certification.
The events went around the world, leaving five people dead, 14 police officers injured and more than 90 arrested.
From Twitter, Trump pointed out during the day that “these are things and events that happen when a landslide electoral victory is snatched so abruptly and vitiated from the great patriots who have been treated so unfairly and badly for so long. Go home and in peace Remember this day forever! “
Given his statements, the social network decided to suspend his account for 12 hours. The following day, the head of state spoke out to condemn the events; however, on Friday January 8 the suspension became temporaryl.
The company justified that its decision was taken “due to the risk of further incitement to violence.”
Twitter said Trump’s latest posts, praising his supporters as “great American patriots” and announcing that he would not attend Biden’s inauguration as the next US president, collectively threatened to increase tensions in one country. still recovering from crowd that stormed the House and Senate.