Senate Democrats lack votes to impeach Trump

Only five Republican senators have sided with the Democrats in an attempt to proclaim no confidence in the former US president.

As the Correspondent reports with reference to The Hill, the US Senate will not have enough votes to declare impeachment of former US President Donald Trump. The upper house of Congress apparently lacks 17 votes.

“So, Republican Rand Paul on January 26 initiated a vote in the Senate, during which he proposed to recognize the impeachment process of Trump as unconstitutional. He was supported by 45 Republicans. At the same time, five more were on the side of the Democrats in this matter. During the vote, Republicans Mitt Romney, Ben Sass, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Pat Toomey joined the Democrats”, – the statement said.

In the US Senate there are now 50 representatives of the Republican parties, 48 ​​- of the Democratic, 2 – positioning themselves as independent. In total – 100 deputies. In order to make a decision on impeachment, it must be supported by a two-thirds majority (67 out of 100). Thus, Democrats need to enlist the support of 17 more Republicans.


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