The United States is in the midst of a massive scandal, but the country’s president is not among the political stars who will be indicted by the House of Representatives.
President Donald Trump is facing an impeachment trial for obstruction of justice and obstruction of congressional investigations.
The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to impeach Trump and replace him with former President Bill Clinton.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will vote for the impeachment resolution in a closed-door meeting on Wednesday night.
She also said that a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including House Democrats, will consider the impeachment motion on Thursday.
The White House has been under fire from Republicans, who say the president has used the power of his office to undermine democratic norms.
But Trump has not commented on the House vote, and House Democrats have refused to comment on their own plan to impease Trump.
They said on Thursday that impeachment is the only way they will remove Trump from office, a position they have taken repeatedly in recent years.
“This process will be a public debate, not an effort to punish the president,” House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday evening.
“He can’t be impeached, and we will get rid of him.”
Republicans have seized on the vote as an opportunity to paint Democrats as a party of obstructionists and to pressure Republicans to follow through on their promise to impeak Trump if he does not step down.
“We’re not going to be impeaching the president of the United States.
We are going to get to impeachment,” House Republican leader John Boehner said on Friday.”
That’s the only choice we have.”
On Thursday, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told CNN that Democrats have failed to demonstrate the kind of “leadership” that they were supposed to show in 2017, and that they would “reject any kind of attempt to do this”.
The House’s impeachment proceedings are expected to last two weeks, after which the House will consider any changes to the impeachment process, which will be voted on by a simple majority vote.
Republican Rep. Tom Cole, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, said that Democrats would need to convince at least two-thirds of Republicans to impeached Trump.
“They can’t have one vote in two weeks,” he said.
“I think they’re going to have to do some really extraordinary things.”
The Senate has already voted to impeaching former President Barack Obama, but Democrats say they would be willing to vote to remove him.