What Happens Next If Donald Trump Is Impeached

What Happens Next If Donald Trump Is Impeached


Trump has expressed interest in potentially running for president again in 2024 (File)

With the US House of Representatives poised to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time -- just days before he is to leave office -- questions are being raised about what happens next.

Here are some of the possible scenarios if the House, as expected, impeaches Trump on Wednesday for inciting last week's attack by his supporters on the US Capitol as Congress certified Democrat Joe Biden's presidential election victory:

Senate trial

The usual process is for the Senate to hold a trial for a president who has been impeached by the House.

That's what happened last year after Trump was impeached by the Democratic-controlled House for pressuring the leader of Ukraine to dig up political dirt on Biden.

Trump was acquitted by the Republican-majority Senate.

This time, however, Trump has only a week left in the White House and Biden is to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on January 20.

That time crunch has sparked debate and speculation about whether the Senate can hold a trial before Trump leaves office.

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