This post was last updated on February 9th, 2020 at 06:33 am
President of the United States Donald Trump, is a man you would often associate with lying out of conviction. But the recent turn of events has made him sound more truthful after Trump impeachment ended as hoax.
In the ever dynamic politics of America, Donald Trump has now been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending a congressional bid to remove him from office. The senate, run by the president’s Republican counterparts, voted to acquit Trump 52-48 on charges of power abuse and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress. In his speech that followed the results Trump said that the sun was still shining and the best was yet to come.
The decision follows Iowa elections, where Democrats were bashed over delay in results, after Donald Trump single-handedly won the Republican vote.
The calls for Trump’s impeachment inquiry began after his call transcripts with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, were leaked in July. And in December, the President was charged by Democrats (ASK 2) with pressing his Ukrainian counterpart to announce a corruption investigation into Joe Biden, a potential presidency candidate.
But on Wednesday, the Senate decided not to remove Donald Trump from the office. If found guilty, Trump would have had to turn over his office to Vice-President Mike Pence.
Trump, who is seeking second term in the office, has anyway denied the wrong doing since Robert Mueller first charged him for Russian Meddling in the US 2016 Presidential elections. The act disguised as Witch hunt by the president.
As it turns out, Trump has already pocketed two major victories against the Democrats, even before contesting the elections.
His re-election campaign said in a statement: “President Trump has been totally vindicated and it’s now time to get back to the business of the American people. The do-nothing Democrats know they can’t beat him, so they had to impeach him.” It said “this terrible ordeal” and “nonsense” was merely a Democratic campaign tactic.
While Trump said: “I will be making a public statement tomorrow at 12:00pm from the @WhiteHouse to discuss our Country’s VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!”
A two-thirds of the majority vote was need for Trump’s impeachment, but only Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah convicted Trump for the abuse of power. While others including, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who were expected to join Democrats, did not vote for any of the charges.
House speaker Nancy Pelosi after the vote said: Trump remains “an ongoing threat to American democracy” and that Senate Republicans had “normalized lawlessness.”
A Democrat candidate winning the US 2020 presidential election is the only way Trump can be removed from his power now. But with his approval rating at an-all time high of 49 per cent, it looks highly unlikely to happen.