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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – The votes are in from either side of the aisle impeaching President Donald Trump for the second time, this time for inciting an rebel.
“That is fully unprecedented, nothing of this type has ever occurred,” UK Professor of Political Science Richard Waterman mentioned. “I believe it’s extra of a press release by members of the U.S. Home of Representatives that they take into account the breach, the assault on the Capitol that occurred final week as one thing that must be addressed by the U.S. Congress.”
With 10 republicans voting in favor, it made this a bipartisan effort. One thing that each Waterman and UK Affiliate Professor of Political Science Stephen Voss mentioned could also be extra vital than the method itself.
“Each Republican politician is confronted with the tough alternative of whether or not to anger a part of their residence base or as a substitute to signal on to a wildly unpopular exercise that was occurring in Washington D.C.,” Voss mentioned.
And, with solely days earlier than President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day, Voss mentioned it’s seemingly extra concerning the message than any penalties that would comply with a Senate trial.
“Democrats most likely don’t assume they realistically can get President Trump convicted and faraway from workplace,” Voss mentioned. “However, now, what occurred and President Trump’s function in it has been repudiated in a really public approach and it is going to be there within the historical past books, within the report books from right here on out.”
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