– President Donald Trump is set to be impeached for the second time in two years
– If successful, the US president will be the first in the history of America to suffer that fate
– Meanwhile, he will be losing some benefits if the Democrats carry out their threat with support of the Republicans
As House Democrats prepare to impeach Donald Trump for the second time in two years, Legit.ng takes a look at privileges which the US president would lose if the lawmakers succeed in impeaching and convicting him.
Recall that the lawmakers had recently introduced an impeachment resolution. The resolution expressly charged the president with inciting an insurrection.
It is noteworthy that impeachment alone will not strip Trump of any benefits. He has to be convicted by the Senate before he can lose any of these, ABC7.com reports.
Also, it will take an additional vote by the senators to stop Trump from contesting again in 2024.
It is also unclear whether Trump would lose lifetime Secret Service protection even if the Senate voted to remove him and prohibit him from running.
Here are some of the things Trump will lose if impeached and convicted:
1) Loses his $200k pension for the rest of his life.
2) Loses his 1 million dollar/year travel allowance (This is only for former presidents who are not getting lifetime Secret Service protection).
Meanwhile, reactions have followed the latest development on social media with many people saying the idea is a welcome development while others are criticising it.
Craig Moore wrote on Facebook:
“Impeachment out of hate is a disgrace. The DEMS should be ashamed of the division they stoked the last four years and through the Obama administration.”
Leon Delgado also said:
“It has to be added and a precedent MUST be set to ban him and his crime family from ever holding office. He’s done!”
Melissa MacKinnon added:
“A second impeachment and conviction will keep the GOP from choosing him to run. In addition, there’s a SLEW of Federal, State and Local laws that he’s broken in just the past two weeks alone and he’ll be in jail for 2024.”
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that amid the Capitol violence that led to the death of at least four people, US House of Representatives will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump, according to Nancy Pelosi, the speaker.
Pelosi’s team will seek a vote on a resolution calling on Pence and Cabinet officials to invoke the 25th Amendment.
Pelosi made the disclosure on Sunday, January 10, as the United States’ House of Representatives could start impeachment proceedings on Monday, January 11.
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