Published: Wed, February 05, 2020
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Trump to Deliver State of Union Address Still Haunted by Impeachment

Trump to Deliver State of Union Address Still Haunted by Impeachment

Both sides' arguments, coming just two days before Senators will finally vote on whether or not to remove the President from office, showed how the choice has essentially boiled down to one central question: is a USA president withholding aid to a foreign ally in order to get help with his own reelection effort a grave enough offense to warrant removal from office?

The Democrats elected House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) as Speaker of the House after they assumed control of the House for the first time since 2010.

The most vulnerable is Senator Doug Jones, who is up for re-election this year in Alabama.

When the closing arguments are complete, the senators will be able to make speeches on the matter until Wednesday, when a final vote is scheduled at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT) on whether Trump is guilty of the charges and should be removed.

The Kentucky Republican pointed the finger at House Democrats, arguing they were the ones to abuse power, saying they pursued the only partisan impeachment in American history due to their hatred of this president and fear they can not beat him in the next election.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska condemned the president's actions but said they fell short of the standard for impeachment.

The Republican may be tempted to lash out at the Democratic critics seated before him in the US House of Representatives, seeing it as a chance for payback against those who sought to oust him through what he calls a "witch hunt".

Trump walks into the House chamber Tuesday night between what he'll tout are two victories: Iowa Democrats' technical failure that delayed Monday's caucus results and his expected acquittal in the Senate on Wednesday. But he also said the conduct did not rise to the level of removing the president from office.

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's campaign said late Monday it was unlikely that the MA senator will attend Trump's speech, coming the day after the Iowa caucuses.

But Varney said despite the backlash from the Democrats, America stands tall. Foster says she can bring thousands of Mexican-American votes to the GOP, especially from Wyandotte County, to turn the seat back to Republican. It's a grand tragedy, one of the worst tragedies that the Senate has ever overcome.

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There are other Democrats who also remain undecided, like Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.

But with the two parties immersed in election-year politicking, no major legislative action is expected this year. The motion was defeated 51-49, with only two Republican Senators voting in favor of allowing new documents and witnesses in the Senate trial.

After Trump's speech, Democrats will deliver their response.

He later added that "no president is a king" but also raised a point made by many Republicans: that the voters should decide Trump's fate in November. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Schiff said Sunday that Democrats are considering issuing a subpoena to sit Bolton down in front of investigators in the House, where the impeachment inquiry is still open. About a dozen senators delivered speeches on Monday evening, with no signs of partisan defections.

Manchin, while still on the fence, said it's clear to him a bipartisan group of 67 Senators will not vote to convict the president.

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While Trump is almost certain to be acquitted later this week, it remains to be seen whether twelve days of arguments and evidence will have convinced any Senators to break with their parties in the final vote.

The seven impeachment prosecutors, led by Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, used evidence gathered by House committees since September to try to prove allegations that Trump pressured Ukraine to announce corruption investigations that would benefit him politically.

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