The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time, marking the fourth impeachment of a US president in history. Trump also became the first president to be impeached by the House twice.
What happens next in the impeachment process is unclear. Trump, whose term comes to an end on Jan. 20, will likely remain in power until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated Wednesday that he will not call the Senate back to Washington this week, and is still weighing his options when the Senate returns next week.
On top of that, Biden's enormous stimulus package and yet-to-be introduced legislation already faces at least one obstacle — a time crunch. Any landmark legislation will need to be passed while the Senate considers the confirmation of Biden's top cabinet positions and alongside outgoing President Trump's second impeachment trial.
What should Congress prioritize right now? Voting for this survey has closed:
- 84% voted for COVID-19 relief
- 16% voted for impeachment
Stay tuned for another survey this Friday afternoon and watch News5 at 4 p.m. as we review the results.
Editor's note: This survey is not based on scientific, representative samples and is solely for KOAA purposes.