Trump Rubbishes Impeachment Efforts, Calls It The Greatest Witch-Hunt In The History of Politics

Speaking to some media persons while leaving for Texas, Donald Trump said that there will be a lot of anger and possibly violence if his impeachment is initiated

Raghav N

January 13, 2021

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At the brink of his impeachment, United States president Donald Trump spoke to some reporters on Tuesday calling the proceedings ridiculous. Today (Wednesday) the House of Representatives will vote for or against his removal before he officially completes his term. He added that the move will cause tremendous anger and that he does not wish for anymore political violence in the country. He termed his impeachment process as a continuation of the greatest witch-hunt in the history of politics.

The politician also reportedly told the media that he was not regretful of his comments that led to the violent siege at the Capitol building by his followers on 6 January. He justified his inciting remarks, saying that people analysed and told him that what he said was appropriate.

The House will vote today on an article of impeachment with at least five Republicans in line with the Democrats to suspend Trump just a week prior to him finishing his term. After the violence at the Capitol, where at least five people including a policeman lost their lives, Vice-President Mike Pence was asked by Democrats to invoke the 25th Amendment to push the president out. However, with Pence disagreeing to the same, an official voting will be conducted today.

Andrew Johnson in 1868, Bill Clinton in 1998, and Donald Trump in 2019 are the three presidents who have been impeached in U.S. history till date with none being convicted at their Senate trials. Trump has however become the only sitting president ever to have faced impeachment twice during his term.

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