Posted 7 января 2021,, 11:20

Published 7 января 2021,, 11:20

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Trump faces impeachment after riots in Washington

Trump faces impeachment after riots in Washington

7 января 2021, 11:20
Фото: РИА Новости
Some supporters of Donald Trump are ready to support the initiative to remove him from office in connection with the January 6 riots in Washington.

According to the American media, even among the Republicans, fears are growing that Trump's stay in power for another two weeks remaining before the inauguration of Joseph Biden could lead to new unrest and clashes.

"The aggravation of the confrontation will negatively affect the attitude not only to the outgoing president, but also to the Republican Party in general, its representatives believe", - TASS quoted Axios as saying.

Observers believe that Trump's impeachment procedure is not ruled out, but the initiators may not have enough time to carry it out.

The second possible scenario could be the application of the 25th amendment to the US Constitution, which allows the resignation of the head of state if requested by the vice president and most heads of executive bodies. In addition, Congress may announce a vote of no confidence in Trump.

In the November 3 presidential elections in the United States, the Democrat Joseph Biden won. However, Trump did not admit defeat. On January 6, Trump supporters stormed into the Capitol building in Washington, where representatives of the Senate and Congress sat.

To disperse the rioters, the police had to use tear gas and firearms. During the clashes, 4 people were killed.

In the aftermath of the riots, a number of GOP officials openly criticized Trump's actions, which were followed by the storming of the Congress building.