The Senate will soon begin debating a motion to impeach President Donald Trump.
In a vote expected this week, Democrats are expected to defeat the motion and advance impeachment against Trump.
It’s a crucial vote in the battle to prevent Trump from becoming president, and a key piece of the Democratic Party’s strategy for the 2020 midterm elections.
But as Democrats continue to rally behind the impeachment motion, a key question is: Why are Republicans not taking a different tack?
Why are they still fighting against the impeachment attempt?
Democrats have made it clear that the GOP is now on their side.
During the impeachment debate, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.
Va.) declared, “It’s time for the Republicans to say, ‘Enough.’
We’ve seen enough.
We’ve been here before.
We’re here to stay.”
Democratic leaders have made the same argument in recent weeks, including in the Senate floor speech.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.) also stated that, “I have no doubt that the Republicans will now support this resolution.”
And Sen. Chris Murphy (D –Conn.) said that “the only way to fight the impeachment effort is to oppose it.”
What does this mean for Indivisibles’ fight against impeachment?
Indivisdemocracy.org, a website that advocates for democratic governance in the United States, describes how the impeachment process works.
In the process of impeachment, a person is subject to criminal indictment.
That means that a criminal trial is scheduled, but is not yet completed.
During this trial, witnesses can be called to testify, but they do not necessarily need to be present.
The presiding judge will then choose one of the two accused and issue a ruling on the indictment, which can be used as evidence against the person or other persons in the case.
The judge will also decide whether to hold the trial in open court, meaning that anyone can testify and cross-examine the person testifying.
The person testifying is called a witness.
When an accused is found guilty of a crime, the judge will order the person to be punished for the crime.
For example, a judge may order a person to pay a fine for a crime committed, or allow a person arrested for a minor traffic violation to remain in jail, as long as the person remains quiet.
However, the person is not convicted, so the sentence is not set in stone.
For each person convicted of a serious crime, a new indictment is filed, and the case goes on for a few months.
Eventually, the accused person is sentenced to prison time.
The accused person may appeal the conviction and the sentence, and if he wins, he can appeal that decision.
The president is not subject to the process that led to the indictment being brought against him, because the process is entirely in the hands of the judiciary.
At that point, the president is required to step down from office, and his successor will take over.
When the president’s term ends, he or she will not be able to serve again, which would give the impeachment proceedings new urgency.
If the president resigns before the end of his term, the impeachment proceeding will continue until the president can be impeached again.
When it comes to the president, the process itself is entirely political, and there are no checks on how the process plays out.
The President cannot be removed from office until the House of Representatives votes to impeached him.
If that vote happens, the Senate would vote on the motion to remove him from office.
The motion to dismiss a charge will then go to the House for a vote.
After the House votes to dismiss the charge, the House would then convene in a special session to consider the charges.
The House would vote to convict the president of any wrongdoing, or vote to acquit the president on the merits.
If both of these things happen, the resolution will then proceed to the Senate.
In order to get a conviction, the charges have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
For some people, that means the accused must have committed the crime themselves, or that he/she committed the crimes with the knowledge of others.
The impeachment process is so complicated that the U.S. Senate cannot actually pass a bill to impeaches a sitting president, but it can introduce a resolution to do just that.
A motion to hold a special House session to investigate the matter is called an “investigation bill.”
The bill is referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
The Committee would then take up the impeachment resolution, and send it to the full Senate for consideration.
The Senate is the most powerful body in the U, and its members are not afraid to take on political issues that they feel may threaten the future of their party.
The committee would then have 60 days to vote on whether to approve the impeachment measure.
The resolution then heads to the floor for a second vote, with the vote on that