Jan 10, 2021 • 37M

What happens next in Trump's failed presidency? A special podcast

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David Thornton
Jay Berman
Steve Berman
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Jay, Steve and David discuss what happens next in Donald Trump’s failed presidency. His followers committed an act of insurrection against Congress. They will go to jail. What will happen to Mr. Trump?

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A compromise might be in the works. It’s unprecedented for a president to be impeached twice. It’s unprecedented for a president to be tried for impeachment after he has left office. But that’s exactly what Congress is considering.

If two-thirds of the Senate votes to convict Trump after leaving office, Trump would be prevented from running for the presidency again in 2024. With both parties tied 50-50 in the Senate after Biden’s inauguration, Democrats would need to enlist 17 Republican senators to vote to convict Trump.

Senator Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) called for Trump to resign on Sunday, and Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) has said he would “definitely consider” any articles of impeachment approved by the House. However, Senator Roy Blunt (R., Mo.), said on Sunday that there was “no way” the Senate would impeach Trump.

It’s best if Mr. Trump simply resigns now. I think we all understand he is not going to consider that option.

We must think of the nation. We must protect our government officials from potential organized violence at the hands of Trump supporters. We must determine the best way to keep the president from spreading his false message “I won the election,” further enraging his followers.

We must think of the future and what precedents are being set. And we must move past this with no real good options.

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