The House of Representatives of the US Congress, controlled by representatives of the Democratic Party, has declared the impeachment of the incumbent President of the country, Donald Trump. This decision was made in connection with the riots in Washington and the storming of the Capitol on January 6. According to congressmen, a series of addresses by Trump to his supporters on social networks served as the impetus for the pogroms that day.
Now the Senate must approve the impeachment decision. If the senators manage to do this before the end of the term of office of the current president, which expires on January 20 (the inauguration of the new head of state, Joe Biden, is scheduled for the same date ), Trump will no longer be able to run for president.
Nevertheless, analysts at Bloomberg have already noted that such a development of the situation can hardly be expected. Until January 19, the Senate is officially on vacation. Reporters also learned that the leader of the Republicans in the upper house of parliament, Mitch McConnell, refused to convene an emergency meeting to consider the issue of impeachment. So the Senate is unlikely to meet before the 20th.
Trump, meanwhile, became the first-ever US president to be impeached twice. In September 2019, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi initiated an investigation in connection with the statement of an anonymous informant who claimed that Trump, in his own personal and political interests, put pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July 2019. The outcome of the proceedings in December of the same year was the announcement of impeachment. However, in February 2020, the Senate, having considered the charges against Trump, acquitted him, and as a result, Trump remained in power.