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The impeachment motion was also brought against Trump last year. However, he managed to save his chair at that time. (File photo)

The difficulties of US President Donald Trump have increased. Democrats have begun impeachment process against him. Trump is the first president of the United States to face impeachment for the second time in a row. Speaker of the House of Representatives (HOR) Nancy Pelosi on Sunday allowed Trump to move impeachment motion.

President Trump is accused of provoking his supporters on January 7. Due to this, 5 people died in the violence in Parliament (Capitol Hill).

Pelosi said, Trump should be removed immediately
According to the newspaper The Hill, Speaker Pelosi said Vice President Mike Pence had the responsibility in the wake of the violence to remove Trump from his post under the 25th Amendment. In a letter to the Democrats, Pelosi said that if Pence does not take any action, then impeachment would lead to voting.

‘Constitution and democracy have to be saved’
In the letter, Pelosi wrote, ‘We have a responsibility to save the Constitution and democracy, so we have to take action immediately. Both of these (Constitution and democracy) are under threat from the President. As the days go by, the president’s fear of damaging democracy will increase.

At the same time, the Republicans have also warned the Democrats not to show any shame in transferring power. Allow this process to be relaxed.

Trump opposes everywhere
There are about 100 Republican lawmakers who have clearly held their leader and President Trump directly responsible for Thursday’s violent incidents. The White House deputy national security officer, education minister and all the members who resigned.

What happened on 7 January?
64 days after voting in the US (3 November), American democracy was shamed when Parliament began to seal Joe Biden’s victory. Trump’s supporters turned into rioters. Demolition and violence in Capitol Hill. The Capitol Hill building houses both the House of Representatives and the Senate of the US Parliament. Parliament proceedings had to be halted for some time due to uproar by Trump supporters.

Violence in US Parliament after 206 years
Samuel Halliday, director of the US Capital Historical Society, told CNN that on 24 August 1814 Britain had attacked the US. British troops opened fire at the US Capitol after the defeat of the US Army. Since then, there has not been such an attack on the US Parliament in the last 206 years.

Impeachment motion was also brought last year
The impeachment motion was also brought against Trump last year. It passed because of the majority of Democrats in the HOR, but the proposal fell due to majority of Republicans in the Senate. Trump was accused of pressuring Ukraine to launch an investigation against Biden. Abusing his powers for personal and political gains, he sought help from Ukraine in his favor in the 2020 presidential election.

Cases of prosecution against the president in America

  • The impeachment motion passed in the House of Representatives in 1868 on charges of crime and misconduct against US President Andrew Johnson. Eleven articles of charges against him were tabled in Parliament. However, during voting in the Senate, voting took place in favor of Johnson and he avoided being removed from the presidency.
  • Impeachment was also brought against Bill Clinton in 1998. He was accused of sexual harassment by Monica Lewensky, an intern at the White House. He was cleared in the House of Representatives for his removal from office, but could not get a majority in the Senate.
  • In the Watergate scandal, impeachment action was to take place against former President Richard Nixon (1969–74), but he resigned earlier. He was accused of spying on one of his opponents.

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