Why President Donald Trump May remain US President

The world especial Nigerians woke up to the uncommon news that the House of Representative in the United States of America has impeached its president, Donald Trump.

Afterwards, the House sent him to the US Senate for trial. Now, the question in everyone's mind is, can the president survive this storm?

A two-thirds majority vote is required in the 100-member Senate to convict and remove a president from office.

Well, the statistics are in his favour as far as the Senate is concerned. His political party, Republicans currently enjoys the majority in the senate.

The Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and two independents who caucus with the Democrats. At least 20 Republicans would have to vote with all Democrats and the two independents to remove the president from office.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that he would like swift proceedings, but the president has said he would not mind a robust trial, with testimony from a number of witnesses, including Biden and the whistle-blower whose complaint led to the impeachment inquiry.

If the unlikely happens, and President Trump is removed, his Vice President, Mike Pence would become president and complete Trump's term, which ends on January 20, 2021.

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