In the event that the current US President Donald Trump is impeached, he will not be able to run again for the presidency. This was announced on January 10 by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi.
She noted that many support Trump’s impeachment for this very reason. Pelosi has also declared “strong support” for Trump’s impeachment, while she herself is more interested in the option of removing him from office for incapacity in accordance with the 25th amendment to the US Constitution.
“Unfortunately, the person who runs the executive branch is a mad, maddened, dangerous president of the United States,” she told CBS News in an interview.
Earlier on Sunday, it became known that Trump and his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner were contacting allies in Congress, urging them to obstruct the impeachment procedure. On the same day, Democratic Senator from West Virginia Joe Manchin said that Trump could be brought to trial, and it would be better than impeachment. He noted that this procedure makes no sense, since Congress will not have time to complete the procedure before the coming to power of President-elect Joe Biden.
On January 7, the US Congress approved the election of Biden as President of the United States. The approval took place against the backdrop of unrest in Washington: the day before, Trump supporters broke into the Capitol.
Five people were killed in the riots, including a policeman. Later it became known that the Democrats intend to impeach the incumbent head of state for “incitement to mutiny.”