Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham doubted the possibility of impeaching President Donald Trump after the expiration of his term in office. The Republican wrote this in his Twitter account.
According to Graham, the Senate does not have the power to remove Trump in impeachment proceedings after he leaves office. Graham noted that this is confirmed both by U.S. law and by the very essence of this procedure. The senator stressed that impeachment exists to keep the country safe from the harm that the president may cause, if necessary, and not to avenge political grievances.
Earlier, it was reported that consideration of impeachment of Trump in the Senate could take place almost immediately after the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. In that case, impeachment would be considered when Trump is already a former president.
On January 14, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach incumbent President Donald Trump over the recent unrest in Washington. The debate lasted more than seven hours. The vote to impeach Trump over sedition was 232, with 197 lawmakers voting against. The vote was the second attempt to impeach Trump.