Trump takes centre stage after the second impeachment – UOB

Senior Economist at UOB Group Alvin Liew assesses the tendencies and implications of the 2nd impeachment of President Trump.

Key Quotes
“After the riotous assault on the US Capitol remaining week, the US House of Representatives on Wednesday (13 Jan) voted 232 to 197, to impeach US President Trump with the cost of excessive crimes and misdemeanors for inciting a rebellion at the US Capitol on 6 Jan 2021, making Trump the first sitting president to be impeached twice through the decrease chamber of the US Congress.”

“However, there may additionally no longer be sufficient time to take away Trump earlier than President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 Jan.”

“Recall that for the impeachment to bypass in the Senate, it requires 2/3 majority to vote for the impeachment… So far, no Senate Republicans have but stated they will vote to impeach and get rid of Trump, though two Republican senators have referred to as on Trump to resign following the assault at the US Capitol and a 1/3 Republican senator stated he would reflect onconsideration on something article the House sends throughout the Capitol.”

“Even if the impeachment court cases will in all likelihood drag over into Biden’s time period (after Trump’s authentic departure on 20 Jan), there will nevertheless be penalties for Trump. The first is that if he is to be impeached through the Senate, then a subsequent measure should be tabled towards him to disqualify him from walking for the US presidency in 2024. Secondly, Trump can also additionally lose the perks given to former US presidents.”

“There is probably no quick-time period macro-economic effect from Trump’s impeachment, as the US management center of attention has already shifted to President-Elect Biden and expectations of his insurance policies will be the ones that matter.”


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