Updated on 12/05/2019 at 17:42
Washington. The president of the House of Representatives of the United States, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, formally requested Thursday the legislators to write the charges for the impeachment process against the president, Donald Trump, whom he accused of “abuse of power” to your "personal benefit."
“Our democracy is at stake. The president leaves us no choice, ”said Pelosi in an intervention from Congress in which he remarked that“ the president abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of national security ”in the United States.RELATED
He also said that "the president's actions have seriously violated the Constitution" and said he makes the decision with "sadness and humility."
The request of the president of the House of Representatives, the highest-ranking Democrat in the country's government came a day after this Wednesday the second phase of the investigation for a political trial began in the Judicial Committee of the Lower House against Trump.
After two weeks of public hearings conducted by the House Intelligence Committee, responsible for finding evidence on Trump's behavior to initiate a political trial against him, it is now the turn of the Judiciary Committee, to define whether those offenses are sufficient or Not to continue the process.
Once the charges are drafted, and with the prior approval of the Committee, they will be put to the vote in the plenary of the House of Representatives, where they are expected to move forward without problems given the comfortable majority of the Democrats in the chamber of 235 versus 199.
There is no date at this time for this vote, but it is expected to take place before the end of the year.
The second and final chapter of the political trial will take place in the Senate, where the Republicans have a slight majority of 53 seats against 47 of the Democrats.
However, the laws require that a two-thirds support of the Upper House should proceed with a recall process, so that a vote in favor of about twenty Republican senators would be necessary, something highly improbable.
Graph on the possible scenarios that the impeachment process (or "impeachment") can bring against US President Donald Trump. (AFP)
The current republican president thus becomes the fourth tenant of the White House who faces a political trial, which Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were successful at the time, and forced Richard Nixon to resign before it occurred.