The truth is that the United States Senate and legislative arm (at large) have a lot on their plate. In addition to the many political deliberations that they have to sort out, there is the unusual second impeachment trial of ex-president Donald Trump that is ongoing.
The problem is that this trial is standing in the way of economic progress in some ways. This is because even when people need to know their fate on the passage of the Covid-19 relief bill, the legislative arm is dealing with the impeachment proceedings.
The Current State of the Trump Impeachment Trial
Reports reaching this news outlet show that the impeachment trial has been set underway. The Trump legal defense team and some loyalists were hoping that the impeachment trial will be sorted once and for all as unconstitutional and baseless. However, it is apparent that the troubles are just beginning for the team given the recent deliberation by the senate majority.
There was a slight victory for the camp that believe the ex-president should be politically prosecuted for his role in the Capitol Hill siege on the 6th of January 2021. A scene that provoked public outrage and condemnation within and outside the United States.
The decision to allow the impeachment of Donald Trump to go on political trial was largely influenced by the 6 republican lawmakers that decided to dam the consequences of supporting the motion. This is despite the many arguments put forward by the Trump defense team that consisted of two highly recognized attorneys.
What Is the Fate of the Covid-19 Relief Bill amidst the Impeachment Deliberations
From a larger picture, political analysts fear that the impeachment deliberations will slow down the pace at which the bill will be passed. Also, the hostilities between the democrats and republicans can be intensified as a result of this impeachment deliberation.
This is since the majority of republicans are against the impeachment of the ex-president. As a matter of fact, many of them consider the procedure as unconstitutional and unnecessary. This view is not upheld by almost every Democrat in the senate chambers.
As a result, there may be a cause for concerns that the republicans will strike back by frustrating the passage of the Covid-19 relief package bill.