The impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump were sent to the US Upper House Senate on Wednesday. The MPs voted in favor of sending the impeachment proceedings going on in the lower house to the Senate.
Washington: Impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump were sent to the US Upper House Senate on Wednesday. The MPs voted in favor of sending the impeachment proceedings going on in the lower house to the Senate. In the Senate, 228 MPs voted in favor of the proceedings, while 193 MPs voted in the opposition.
Before the impeachment was sent to the Republican-controlled Senate, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi signed off on the charges under it. Before signing these charges, Pelosi said, “It is very sad, extremely tragic for our country that the President has weakened our national security, violated his oath of office and endangered the security of our election.” Steps taken for
Officials, including the managers of the House of Representatives elected to prosecute Trump, submitted the proposal in a blue folder to a Senate worker. After this, Mitch McConnell, the leader of the majority party in the Senate, invited the Senate of Managers of the House of Representatives who would formally read the charges at 12 noon on Thursday.
US Supreme Court Judge John Robert will arrive there at 2 pm local time to administer the oath. Mitch McConnell said, “Chief Justice we will administer the oath to all senators.”
For the third time in American history, the Senate will take the form of impeachment court. “The trial will begin on Tuesday,” McConnell said. “We will rise above petty factionalism to do justice to our institutions, to our states and to the nation.”