Pence celebrates the result of the vote and calls the process “false investigation”
The president of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, has assured this Wednesday that the Republican senators have normalized the “illegality”, after the acquittal of the American president, Donald Trump, of the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress presented against him in the framework of his impeachment.
He also added that “they have rejected the system of checks and balances” of the US Constitution, while criticizing the way in which the political trial has developed, referring to the blocking of testimonies of various witnesses and the provision of documents by Republican senators.
“There can be no acquittal without a trial and there can be no trial without witnesses, documents or evidence,” he said. “By suppressing the evidence and rejecting the most basic elements of a fair judicial process, the Republican Senate became complicit in the president’s cover-up,” Pelosi has said in a statement, in which he also recalled that 75 percent of Americans and “many Republican members of the Senate” think Trump’s behavior is “wrong.”
On the other hand, the president of the House of Representatives has defended the work of the Democratic congressmen appointed to exercise the accusation of the Lower House during the ‘impeachment’, and has argued that “even without additional witnesses and documents (…) our ‘prosecutors’ of the House presented an overwhelming, convincing and incriminating case about President Trump’s plan to corrupt the 2020 elections and proved his guilt. “
“The president’s legal team could not and did not refute the facts of the case. Instead, they argued that the American people have no right to prevent the president from using the power of his cabinet to deceive in our elections,” he added.
They also “argued that if the president believes that his re-election is good for the country, he can use any means necessary to win, without responsibility or consequences,” Pelosi said.
Finally, he has stressed that the House of Representatives has defended “democracy” by approving the two charges against Trump for the political trial.
In parallel, when referring to Trump, he has concluded that, due to “the betrayal of the Constitution by the Republican Senate,” the president “continues to be a constant threat to American democracy” for “his insistence that he is above of the law and how you can corrupt the elections if you wish. “
For his part, the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, has celebrated the acquittal of the New York mogul and described the impeachment process as “false investigation.”
“After months of a false and partisan investigation, America is over,” he said during an event in Pennsylvania, according to the CNN television network.
The United States Senate on Wednesday afternoon acquitted the president, Donald Trump, of the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress filed against him in the context of an impeachment process focused on the alleged pressure campaign to Ukraine to obtain political favors.
With 48 votes in favor and 52 against, the country’s upper house has ruled that the New York tycoon has not committed a crime of abuse of power, as local television network CNN has broadcast.
Shortly after and in a quick vote, the leader has taken the support of 53 senators in front of another 47 who have voted in favor of condemning him, so he has been exonerated in turn of the charge of obstruction to Congress.
Thus, Trump will be able to finish his term, as planned, given that Republicans have a majority in the Senate and everything pointed to the fact that few would break party discipline. In order for the accusations to proceed, at least 67 votes were needed in favor.