The conclusion of the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump finally ends his monopoly on Washington’s every waking moment. It offers the United States President Joe Biden a primary chance to execute his power and influence fully. Whereas the coming days in Washington might not as wrenching as last week – which saw a terrible reformation for the terror inside the Capitol on 6th January by House impeachment managers – they would even more critical to the short-term fate of the nation.
The president can now claim the full attention of the public and Congress as he seeks to drive through his COVID-19 relief package and end the fatal pandemic and go ahead towards his first official trip out of Washington since taking the oath, including to a CNN town hall in Wisconsin on Tuesday. The Democratic president is already working aggressively to fill the post-Trump vacuum. Biden compulsorily pushed his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan on Monday morning in a statement marking the restarting of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act.
The president continues saying that the legislation for the relief package will speed up tracing, testing, and countrywide vaccination program. Furthermore, he adds that it would also take influential steps to lower health costs and expand access to care facilities for all nationals, including those Americans who lost their jobs.
The acquittal of Trump and his failure to kill ACA
However, the clearing of Trump from the trial, who tried and failed to kill the Affordable Care Act, at the hands of a majority of Republican senators on Saturday proved Trump’s personality cult would make him a leading force in the civil war holding the party in the run-up to the 2022 mid-term elections. Even while after leaving office, the former president’s staying power will so far have a more significant impact on the mood in Washington and the ability of Biden to bring the Americans together and advance his priorities.
Prominent Republican leaders such as potential 2024 presidential candidate Nikki Haley and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are already steering the party in a different direction. Only the coming time will tell whether the former president’s influence will be quite so ubiquitous when he is far away from the action in his luxury resort in Florida. Whereas Congress is no longer debating the political fate of Congress.
Moreover, an eruption of legal concerns, restricting from his past business practices and efforts to steal the 2020 election, could more damage the future political projections of the former President who tried to destroy United States democracy in a bid to stay in power.
Joe Biden is seeking to restore U.S. Global Leadership
The end of Trump’s impeachment trial means that for the very first time since Biden became president last month, he will be capable of bringing the power of his office to bear as he gears up his effort to win rapid passage of his relief plan with a fifty-fifty Senate that Democrats control because of the ability of Vice President Kamala Harris to break ties.
Joe Biden will start tours out of Washington this week – a formality of a new administration trimmed by coronavirus so far. The president has plans on Friday to restore United States worldwide leadership in another departure from the Trump administration by participating in a virtual meeting of G7 leaders to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senator Chris Murphy made a case on State of the Union on Sunday that the Democratic party had effectively managed the impeachment trial, advanced the Cabinet nominees of Biden, and are directing negotiations on the coronavirus relief package. The Connecticut Democrat said that they have been working on three things at once. In addition, the coronavirus cases are falling fast, and death tolls, which specifically lag new infections, will soon do the same. However, COVID-19 new variants that appear more infectious are spreading. This situation makes new relief funds for the virus vaccination drive contained in the congressional package gradually crucial.
As the extended unemployment benefits from the government will expire in March, so, millions of Americans are relying on Congress. The relief bill also includes billions of dollars in funding to safely reopen schools – an increasingly worrying political issue for the White House and a top concern for desperate parents. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, states that the American Rescue Plan has $130 billion of resources to help schools open.