She is the Speaker of the House of Representatives and thus the highest-ranking elected Democrat.

She is the Speaker of the House of Representatives and thus the highest-ranking elected Democrat.

What he says is upsetting the Democrats. Several presidential candidates are now calling for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The party leadership rejects this for a reason. So far, at least. According to statements by US special investigator Robert Mueller, several Democratic presidential candidates are calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

These include prominent Senate members such as Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. The non-party senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders now made it clear for the first time that he would support impeachment proceedings. So far, the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, had rejected such a process. Mueller had spoken for the first time since the start of the Russia investigation two years ago and expressly did not exonerate the president. “If we had been sure that the president clearly hadn’t committed a crime, we would have said that,” “the former FBI chief told journalists in Washington.

This sentence sparked a great response among the Democrats. Many saw this as a covert impeachment, and for the first time, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, spoke out in favor of removing Trump from the White House. “” Robert Mueller’s statement makes it clear: Congress has a legal and moral obligation to immediately start the impeachment process, “he wrote on Twitter. The government blocked the supervision of Congress. The impeachment process is the only way forward.

So far, Bernie Sanders had been rather reserved on this issue. “Given that we have a president who believes he is above the law,” he tweeted, he would support an “” impeachment investigation “” if the House Judiciary Committee deems it necessary. The Democrats have a majority there; Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren had already spoken out in favor when the Mueller report was published in late March. Now she confirmed her view on Twitter: “” Mueller leaves no doubt: 1) He did not exonerate the president because there is evidence that he has committed crimes.

2) The Justice Department’s policy prevented him from indicting the President of any crimes. 3) The Constitution leaves it up to Congress to act – and that means impeachment. “” Kamala Harris, who represents California in the Senate, also interpreted Mueller’s remarks as “a recommendation for impeachment” “. “Now it is up to Congress to act and hold this president accountable,” she tweeted. The impeachment is “” our constitutional obligation “”.

In addition to the four senators, the Texan Beto O’Rourke also spoke out in favor of impeachment. He had received sympathy from liberal Americans across the US when he was only barely defeated by the Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in his home state in the race for the Senate seat in 2018. The applicants Julián Castro and Seth Moulton also followed suit.

Joe Biden, who is clearly in the lead in the polls on the Democratic primaries, has not yet commented on whether the Democrats will actually initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump. So far, the influential party leader Nancy Pelosi had refused. She is the spokeswoman for the House of Representatives and thus the highest-ranking elected Democrat. She justified her “” No “” by saying that “” Trump is not worth it. She assumes that the Senate, which is dominated by Trump’s Republicans, would stop the process and cause the Democrats a painful setback in the upcoming election campaign.

In a statement following Mueller’s appearance, she now wrote that Congress had “” the sacred constitutional responsibility to investigate and bring the president to account for his abuse of power. The word “” impeachment “” does not appear in the letter. She announced that Congress would continue its investigation. Since the White House is opposed to this, she said last week that this “” screams for impeachment “”. Source: “A man in a Johnson mask symbolically buries British democracy.

But even if the timing is controversial and the forced holidays could paralyze the Brexit debate – in normal times they would be a completely normal process. (Photo: REUTERS) Great Britain Prime Minister Johnson wants to pull off Brexit at all costs. To do this, he is now taking a highly controversial measure: He is sending Parliament on compulsory vacation. Is he allowed to do that? What is he doing with it? Can Brexit still be stopped?

Questions and Answers: There are still 64 days before the UK is set to leave the EU for good – and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is determined to keep the date. Now he is sending the House of Commons on compulsory leave for up to five weeks from mid-September. In this way, he could prevent MPs from passing a law that would force him to postpone Brexit. The most important questions and answers. What exactly is Johnson up to? Gerhard Dannemann is Professor of Law, Economics and Politics at the Great Britain Center of the Humboldt University in Berlin. (Photo: private) The Queen has agreed to post parliament for up to five weeks To send home.

This should end the current legislative phase and start a new one after the break. This is basically the norm in Great Britain. Unlike German legislative periods, a legislative phase there usually only lasts one year.

Because of the Brexit, it was extended to two years in 2017, as the law professor and Great Britain expert Gerhard Dannemann from the Humboldt University in Berlin explains in an interview with It ended in June, shortly after the originally planned Brexit date on March 31.

An end to the current legislative phase is actually overdue. The timing is highly controversial so shortly before the Brexit date on October 31. Parliament should be on leave on September 9th or 12th at the latest.

October, what is Johnson’s goal? For Johnson’s opponents it’s crystal clear. His real intention is to paralyze parliament so that it doesn’t prevent the no-deal Brexit after all. For example, by passing a law that forces Johnson to apply to the EU for an extension after all. Dannemann says the Prime Minister used the occasion to “” combine something very unusual with it, namely to push parliament as far back as possible and severely curtail the possibility of interfering in its plans. “” In Germany, the Chancellor would not have this right, by the way. Isn’t that totally undemocratic? No, Johnson’s supporters would say.

After all, Johnson is implementing the referendum on Brexit here. And the opinion of the people is much more important than what parliamentarians mean. The opponents, on the other hand, would refer to the sovereignty of the lower house. “The highest principle of the British constitution is: Parliament is supreme,” says Danneman.

In line with this, the result of the vote on leaving the EU was also not legally binding. Democratic or not – so it’s a question of point of view. Why didn’t Queen Elizabeth stop him? The Queen didn’t want to stop Johnson either. (Photo: imago images / i Images) Some people have called for Queen Johnson to request a forced leave refuse, so Dannemann. After all, it is about the rights of Parliament and the whole of Great Britain.

But that was not to be expected. ““ She has kept her whole political life not to interfere in political matters. ”“ Does Johnson have a long-term strategy? Johnson hopes for new elections, Dannemann assumes – and that after the Brexit. Johnson does not have a secure majority to rule and he knows it. “” He now wants to get out of there as well as possible, “says Dannemann. “If he manages to be eliminated on November 1st, then he would like new elections as soon as possible before the harsh consequences of the exit make themselves felt in the wallet of the voters.” “He hopes that Nigel Farage’s Brexit party to marginalize. At the same time, his opponents could resign themselves and possibly no longer vote. How can Brexit be stopped? Stopping is a big word – in the conversation it is more of a further delay.

That would be possible if Parliament succeeds in passing a law that obliges Johnson to request another extension in Brussels. According to Dannemann, the time was now extremely short, but this was still not ruled out. Another possibility would be a vote of no confidence. How does a vote of no confidence work? To do this, the majority in the House of Commons would have to withdraw trust from Johnson.

Then she would have 14 days to agree on a new head of government. If that succeeds, then, according to Dannemann, he would most likely apply for a postponement from the EU. Then the (or the new) would presumably call new elections and perhaps also call a new referendum. If no new candidate can be found, Johnson, as incumbent prime minister, could set the date of the new elections and would of course only set this after Brexit. “” This is Boris Johnson’s best trump card. “” Source: “” Pedro, el guapo “” – Pedro, the handsome man some call the Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez. (Photo: REUTERS) The Spaniards will elect a new parliament next weekend . Prime Minister Sánchez hopes to be re-elected.

The Catalonia issue is still a burden for the debate. The new right wing party Vox is causing a lot of uproar: Before the election in Spain on Sunday, some people want to put their face in their hands and just watch the spectacle between their fingers. Several candidates who want to drive Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez out of office have gone to the arena.

So far, so normal – but for the first time since the end of the Franco dictatorship in 1975, a representative of the extreme right appears again in Santiago Abascal. With his Vox party, he could achieve a double-digit result and further upset the already mixed Spanish parliament, the Cortes. This could bring the ghost of Spanish history, Franquismo, back onto the political stage. Santiago Abascal and his party Vox attack Sánchez from the right. (Photo: REUTERS) Pedro Sánchez and his socialists from the PSOE are in the lead in the polls, but what some call “the handsome” is of little use.

Because the 30 percent or so that he can expect is not enough for the absolute majority. The conservative “” People’s Party “” (Partido Popular, PP) doesn’t look any better either. On the contrary – it is lagging around 20 percent.

The former party leader and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has withdrawn from politics. His successor is called Pablo Casado and is just 38 years old. A grand coalition à la alemana, based on the German model, is not to be expected.

The rifts are too deep, especially after Sánchez Rajoy removed from office last year by means of a vote of no confidence with the help of the Catalan separatists. In return, Casado has not ruled out a coalition with the right-wing Vox party. The 38-year-old Pablo Casado took over the conservative party from Mariano Rajoy, but the polls are at a low level (Photo: imago images / Agencia EFE) Up until a few years ago, elections in Spain were a clear thing. Either the PP ruled or the PSOE.

Both were (and are) clearly in favor of Europe and ruled more or less silently from outside, while the country experienced a rapid upturn thanks to EU billions, tourism and construction boom. The financial crisis ten years ago shook the usual procedure – until it finally collapsed. Unemployment skyrocketed and poverty was rampant.

 Above all, many young voters turned away from the old parties. Albert Rivera, born in 1979, a dynamic guy from Barcelona, ​​founded the economically liberal Ciudadanos party (“Citizens”), while the long-haired Madrid political scientist Pablo Iglesias (born 1978) was just celebrating with Podemos (“” We can do it “”) and then the successor party Unidos Podemos (“” United we can do it “”) electoral successes with a left-wing program. The old clarity of the Spanish party system was gone. Young, dynamic, eloquent: Ciudadanos boss Albert Rivera. (Photo: REUTERS) Iglesias is open to an alliance with Sánchez and his PSOE, while Rivera is a contact for the conservatives. Observers observed again and again with a slight surprise that no right-wing populist party had emerged from this reorganization of the Spanish party system. But then came the Catalonia crisis, and Prime Minister Rajoy reacted harshly when some Catalans tried to rebel a year and a half ago.

When Regional President Carles Puigdemont even held a referendum on independence despite the ban, the central government intervened and took control of Barcelona. Puigdemont fled abroad and many of his colleagues were sent to prison. Rajoy had prevailed, at least on paper.

But little was felt of reconciliation and healing. Strikingly different and also a brilliant rhetorician: left-wing politician Pablo Iglesias. (Photo: REUTERS) This is exactly what the then opposition leader Pedro Sánchez criticized. The PSOE was also in favor of the unity of Spain, he said, but he demanded that steps be taken towards the Catalans. Since he took office, he has made sure that the detainees are at least transferred to prisons in their home region and not stewed in other parts of the country.

He also announced that he would redesign the controversial, bombastic mausoleum in the “” Valley of the Fallen “” for the dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975) and relocate his remains – a heartfelt project for the left of the country, but also for the Catalans, their language and the culture that suppressed Nazi Germany’s former ally. Rajoy had reasons for his tough stance – part of his electorate expected him to do so. Not only, but especially the old, national-Catholic clientele were extremely annoyed by the Catalans. Among them were also some who had never ceased to worship “” their “” dictator Franco.

Vox party leader Abascal is addressing precisely these voters when he says, for example, that “” autonomy is the cancerous growth of Spain “”.

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