Trump Impeachment Trial Could Impact 2020 Election

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 13:17 WIB

President Donald Trump has already made history as only the third U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. He now hopes to make history again by becoming the first impeached president to win re-election. The Senate impeachment trial of Trump got under way in earnest Tuesday with a high bar for conviction and removal from office. Two-thirds of the Senate, 67 of the 100 senators, would have to vote to convict Trump in order to force his removal. That is a highly unlikely prospect given that Republicans hold a 53-to-47 seat majority in the chamber and there has been...

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