If ‘Karma’ had something to do, then incumbent US President Donald Trump is sure to have a date with him. Even as the president faces arraignment, the news is that Vice President-elect Kamala Harris could preside over the Trump trial.
In 2020, as the United States braced for the presidential election and Donald Trump was the undisputed Republican Party’s sole candidate for a second term in the White House, Kamala Harris scoffed at his dropping out of the nomination contest. Democrat, with a sly “We will miss you!” tweet. Kamala Harris then retaliated by saying, “Don’t worry, Mr. President. I will see you at your trial.”
Well, it turns out that the wheel of karma could end right there. Following Trump’s impeachment from the US House of Representatives, the indictment will now be sent to the US Senate, which has the power to hold a trial and convict the president.
Since Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has said he will allow the issue to run for the Senate only after Trump resigns on January 20, he will facilitate Kamala Harris, who is said to have been sworn in as Vice President , preside over a deadlocked Senate at 50-50 when two newly elected Georgia Democrats are sworn in.
Although precedents call for the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court to preside over the trial, some analysts say the vice president, as the constitutionally appointed president of the Senate, could also preside. Even otherwise, she will have a deciding vote in a locked chamber at 50-50, as reported by The The Bharat Express News.
During Trump’s first impeachment trial, Harris said, “When the framers drafted the Constitution, they didn’t think someone like me would become a United States Senator. But they did consider someone like Donald Trump to be President of the United States. . “
Why is Trump impeached?
On January 6 of this year, a group of Donald Trump’s worshipers stormed the U.S. Capitol building, clashing with police, damaging property, seizing the opening scene and occupying the rotunda. The unrest came after Trump urged his supporters to protest what he claims to be a stolen presidential election.