Democrats are paving the way for a second impeachment of Donald Trump after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on January 8th, 2021, that they would push for impeachment unless he resigned first, according to The New York Times. Pelosi’s announcement came with charges of, quote “incitement of insurrection,” per BBC, after Trump’s followers rioted in the U.S. Capitol building, leaving five dead.
The impeachment announcement offers a tight turnaround, as Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration is slated to take place on January 20th, 2021. However, as the Times notes, the Senate can hold a trial even after Trump is out of the White House.
The action would be a monumental one. As NBC News notes,
“No president has ever been removed from office by the impeachment process, and no president has been impeached by the House more than once.”
…so it’s a really big deal. While Trump is already on his way out of the White House, some may ask why to bother impeaching him, but there are major things he’ll lose should it happen that will have an altering effect on his life post-presidency.
For the many who wonder if Trump will try to come back in 2024 or at any other point, an impeachment could ruin those chances. As The New York Times points out,
“the Senate could vote to bar him from holding office again.”
But this isn’t the only thing Trump would lose.
The 1958 Former Presidents Act states that every former president is entitled to a pension of $219,000 a year, plus health insurance, an office space, as well as staff to assist in any post-presidential projects and initiatives. Not only that, but former presidents are entitled to a major travel allowance too. Not too shabby!
Watch this video for more on the things Trump will lose for the rest of his life if impeached!
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