Senator Marco Rubio Speculates on Whether Hillary Clinton Could Be ‘Impeached’

On Saturday, all 50 Democratic and seven Republican senators voted to convict Trump, and 43 Republicans selected to acquit.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has argued {that a} conviction for former President Donald Trump may imply that hypothetically, nothing would stand in the best way of the Senate taking an analogous step in opposition to former Secretary of State – and Trump’s former opponent – Hillary Clinton.

However, Democrat Representative for Maryland’s eighth District, Jamie Raskin, who was given the duty by the House to supervise the impeachment proceedings, retorted by saying that the previous president was impeached whereas nonetheless in workplace.

During his 4 years as president, and whereas campaigning for the presidency in 2016, Trump used the “lock her up” motto as a rallying cry in opposition to his then rival Clinton.

Trump repeatedly lambasted her, referring to her as “crooked Hillary” in tweets and whereas talking at avenue gatherings. For occasion, he fumed in the summertime of 2018 that his marketing campaign two years earlier had been “illegally spied upon” for the good thing about his opponents – “the political gain of Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC”. 

On 13 February, President Trump was acquitted of the only article of his impeachment trial – that of the “incitement of insurrection”, after solely seven GOP senators opted to assist the Democrats of their movement.

Last month, the House of Representatives voted to kick Trump out of workplace days after the 6 January riot – throughout which the rioters besieged the Capitol Building – alleging Trump was liable for the occasion which claimed 5 lives amongst each police and civilians.

The Democrats and numerous GOP senators cited the truth that earlier than the siege, Trump repeatedly branded the three November election as rigged and alleged a number of counts of voter fraud, calling for his supporters to “never concede” on the Stop the Steal rally and “walk down to the Capitol”, the place Congress was certifying the win of his Democrat rival, Joe Biden, on the time.

Despite Trump shortly after calling on protesters to not be violent, the House Democrats moved ahead with impeachment proceedings.


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