UTICA, N.Y. – Utica College Professor Daniel Tagliarina addresses questions about impeachment, and what could happen at a Senate trial.
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to move forward with impeaching President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Tagliarina says for Trump to be convicted in the Senate, two-thirds would have to vote in favor. That would require 20 Republicans to vote for impeachment, which does not seem likely according to public statements made by senators in the majority.
However, if Trump is convicted in the Senate, he will be removed from office and possibly barred from running for re-election.
Trump’s Senate trial could begin as soon as January.