Weeks after leaving office, Trump's trial continues as US Senate votes for his impeachment

Weeks after leaving office, Trump's trial continues as US Senate votes for his impeachment

- Donald Trump's impeachment trial has commenced at the US Senate

- In a vote which largely ended 56-44, it was resolved that the ex-president's impeachment be continued on the ground of "incitement of insurrection"

- Trump, however, is not willing to go down without a fight as he has challenged the constitutionality of the process, arguing that he is no more in the office

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Weeks after leaving the White House, the trial of former president Donald Trump still continues as the US Senate on Tuesday, February 9, voted for his second impeachment.

During a seating, senators voted largely along party lines after about four hours of debate over the constitutionality of the impeachment.

It would be recalled that Trump was impeached for the second time by the Nancy-Pelosi-led House after he was accused of inciting the violence and attack on the Capitol resulting in the death of four persons, including an officer.

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Weeks after leaving office, Trump's trial continues as US Senate votes for his impeachment
Senate votes for his impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. Credit: Lewis Hammer
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The former president had been delusional in his claims of victory in the November 3 presidential contest in which Joe Biden won and was certified the winner by the Senate.

Senate on Tuesday, in a vote that ended in 56-44, resolved to continue Trump's impeachment, with the upper chamber saying the process will be considered from the standpoint of Trump’s campaign of misinformation to overturn the victory of President Biden, AlJazeera reports.

The impeachment proceeding will continue when the Senate resumes sitting on Wednesday, February 10.

Meanwhile, Trump has kept kicking and arguing that he cannot be convicted after leaving office. In his defence, he said his words are protected as free speech.

The embattled former president tabled his position through his legal representative in a case filed before the court challenging the constitutionality of his impeachment.

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In a related development, Legit.ng reported that the Joe Biden administration described as "unproductive and cynical" the decision by China to sanction some officials of the last Donald Trump-led administration.

The White House also labelled the sanction as one capable of sowing the seed of rancour and further straining the relationship between the US and the Asian country.

Emily Horne, a national security council spokeswoman said in a statement on Wednesday, January 20, that China's decision which was announced when a new president was taking an oath of office is untimely.

Source: Legit.ng

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