President Biden does not believe Mr Trump will be convicted, but 'trial must take place'
US President Joe Biden admits predecessor Donald Trump is unlikely to be convicted, but the impeachment trial in the US Senate must be conducted, according to CNN on January 26.
President Joe Biden said that Mr. Trump must be tried /// Reuters
President Joe Biden said that Mr. Trump must be tried
Mr. Biden made the above comment during an interview with CNN Station in the West Wing of the White House. The leader admits that bringing Mr. Trump to trial in the Senate will influence the congressional agenda and influence the process through positions in the new cabinet.
But, "the level of influence will get worse if it doesn't happen," he said.
The new White House owner thinks the results will be different if the trial takes place when Trump has the last 6 months of his term, but he is also forced to admit that it is difficult to convince 17 Republicans to quit. votes accusing Mr. Trump.
It takes at least 17 Republican senators to side with the 50 Democratic senators if it wants to get the required 2/3 votes, before accusing Mr. Trump and stopping the possible former employer again returns to the White House for the next term.
The US House of Representatives officially transferred the impeachment clause of Mr. Trump to the Senate
"The Senate has changed since the last time I was there, but it hasn't changed that much," said President Biden. The US leader served as President of the Senate during his time as vice president from 2009 to 2017.
In previous CNN interviews with more than 10 Republican senators, they all agreed that a majority of the party members would acquit Trump. Not only that, the longer since the June 6 Capitol riot, some senators will also gradually ease the fear and anger at that time, and thus the prospect of accusation will be further away. than.
"The chance of accusing Mr. Trump is almost no," said Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican member representing the state of Mississippi.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas also agreed with his colleague's forecast: "I think the possibility of getting two thirds of the vote to condemn is zero."
And Sen. Marco Rubio confirmed that as soon as the opportunity came, he would immediately vote against the impeachment clause of former President Donald Trump, and call the trial a threat to national unity.