Democrats are motivating the decision to impeach Trump by, among other things, the fact that once the process is complete, he will not be able to run for president.
The impeachment procedure for former U.S. President Donald Trump will begin on February 8, said Democrat Chuck Schumer, speaking in the Senate. His words on Friday, Jan. 22
“House prosecutors will present articles of impeachment in the Senate on Monday, January 25, at 7 p.m. The parties to the process will begin the week beginning Feb. 8,” he said, speaking on the Senate floor.
It is known that on January 14, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump in the wake of the recent riots in Washington. The debate lasted more than seven hours. As many as 232 lawmakers voted for impeachment over sedition and 197 voted against it. The last vote was the second attempt to remove Trump from office.
Experts note that there is no consensus among U.S. constitutional law experts on whether the president can be impeached retroactively after he has resigned. But all experts agree that the impeachment issue for Trump is of practical importance: if impeachment proceedings are completed in the Senate, Trump can be disqualified from holding elected office again by a separate vote. Trump previously did not rule out running for president in 2024.
We would also add that Trump has hired an attorney for the impeachment proceedings.