Senator Warren: ‘We must convict Trump, bar him from ever holding office again’
Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has ripped former US President Donald Trump for his “violent attack” on “democracy,” saying, “We must… convict Trump, and bar him from ever holding office again.
“There’s no getting around the facts here: Donald Trump encouraged a violent attack on our democracy. I took an oath to defend the Constitution. So did every other U.S. senator. We must uphold that oath, convict Trump, and bar him from ever holding office again,” Warren said on Friday night in her series of tweets.
Trump is being impeached for a second time, this time for incitement of insurrection, in the wake of his supporters’ attempt to overturn the election results in his favor by storming the Congress, where the lawmakers were holding a session to certify the victory of President Joe Biden.
Most Republican senators have dismissed Trump’s second impeachment trial, making it highly unlikely for the upper chamber of Congress to vote to convict. A majority of Republican lawmakers have also backed Trump’s position on election fraud.
A two-thirds majority vote would be required for Trump’s conviction which would require at least 17 Republican votes if every Democrat votes to convict him.
Last month, five Republicans by voting against tabling a motion calling the trial unconstitutional made it certain the Senate will not win the two-thirds vote necessary for conviction.