When an impeachment against the president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, formally decided - expected on Wednesday - so keep an eye on especially one prominent figure in american politics.
For this particular politician's words weighing heavy, and the weight of the words uttered from his tungebånd has Trump before felt, even though he is a generals.
the Man who is speaking about is the 72-year-old Mitt Romney.
As a former presidential candidate for the republicans, he enjoys a particular prestige in the grand old party.’
He was last year elected as senator in Utah, and thus is not among the one third of the total of 100 senators, there are options in 2020, which is also where Donald Trump hopes to be re-elected for president.
Mitt Romney does not need to fear that the voters would fall him in the back to be the Trump-critical, while rigsretssagen banging away.
Moreover, his voters are probably aware of the fact that Mitt Romney is skeptical of what he has seen happen from The White House through the past three years.
In any case, Romney is a certain history with the incumbent president, despite the fact that, on paper, plays on the same team.
for example, It is only a year ago, to Romney in an op-ed piece in the Washington Post questioned Trumps character.
"It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice as the republican presidential candidate. After he was nominated, I hoped that his campaign would refrain from outbursts of anger and name-calling. It did not," he wrote, for example.
According to Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard, a professor at the Department of Political science at the Copenhagen University, it will be hard for the democrats to convince enough republicans to turn against Trump.
First with 67 votes out of 100 can the Senate, where republicans have the majority with 53 seats, allocate the president.
Must the picture turn out, it is essentially what Mitt Romney is doing, it sounds from Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard.
"An example that you should follow with great attention, is Mitt Romney. He is very free and can do what he likes," he says, and continues:
"It will be a very strong signal, if Romney denounce Trump. It might get others to do the same."
According to the professor has the democrats probably already fired the best shelling against Trump until the committee on legal affairs recommended to initiate rigsretssagen, there is the presence of a telephone conversation, which Trump had with the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenskij.
Trump is accused of attempting to push Ukraine's president to investigate his potential opponent in the upcoming presidential election Joe Biden and his son for corruption.
But there must be a change in the public mood, if the Trump should feel threatened to go by.
"There starts to be a majority among the voters for that support's removal from office.'"
"At the present time, however, it is mostly unlikely that the Trump must go," said Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard.
"When Richard Nixon resigned in 1974, was it because you informed him that you could not guarantee that there were enough republicans to secure him, that he was not removed from power."
"I shall, in this case, is, as in 1974, that the democrats should be able to come up with sufficient evidence, that even republicans would be hard pressed to argue that Trump has not abused his office."
Rigsretssagen is expected to take place by January.Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 11:00