大俠行天下日記 我見我聞我思 02/09/2021
我見 我聞 我思
參議院今天開始進行審查前總統川普彈劾案，主要是指控他在元月六日當天鼓動暴民攻佔國會大厦，一般意料，參院將無法得到六十位參議員之支持， 但是這項美國史上第二次遭到彈劾的總統， 將面臨一系列之指控。
Second Senate Impeachment Trial Starts Today
The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump started today in the U.S. Senate. The ultimate outcome of the trial is not in doubt: Trump will be acquitted because it falls short of the 67 votes needed in senate.
House Democrats sought testimony from Trump himself at the trial, a move that was rejected by Trump’s legal team.
In Washington, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said former the president’s followers’ insurrection attempt on the Capitol has hurt the United States’ ability to speak up for democracy and human rights.
Trump believes he will be acquitted at his trial based on the fact that there won’t be enough Republican senators to vote to convict the ex-president.
Former President Trump’s legal team accused the Democrats of impeaching Trump for political theater and they argued that the trial is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer the president.
We hope that the trial will reveal more of the story about the January 6th insurrection so that the truth will be told to the people.
During the last two weeks before he left office, Trump was fixated on punishing the GOP congressmen who voted to impeach him in the House.
We really worry that Trump’s actions will still do damage to the political environment. As one former White House official said, “Trump was enjoying the spectacle created by the riot at the Capitol on Jan 6th. He was loving watching the Capitol mob.”
Today the nation is still facing challenges on many fronts. The $1.9 trillion stimulus bill is still in the Senate. We all hope this bill will pass as soon as possible in order to help the many suffering people.