(Dan Tri) – Two bipartisan US lawmakers are calling for a vote to censure former US President Donald Trump, a move that could prevent him from running again in the future.

Former US President Donald Trump (Photo: AFP)

NBC News reported that Democratic Senator Tim Kaine and Republican Senator Susan Collins are working together to call for a vote to censure Mr. Trump.

The move of these two lawmakers comes in the context that Mr. Trump is expected to be acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial on charges of inciting a riot at the US Capitol on January 6.

Therefore, Mr. Kaine and Ms. Collins proposed a vote to censure Mr. Trump as an `alternative punishment`.

Mr. Kaine said if the Senate passes a resolution to censure Mr. Trump, it means that the agency believes Mr. Trump was involved in the riot.


However, many legal experts are uncertain whether Mr. Kaine and Ms. Collins’ efforts will be successful or not.

According to NBC News, a resolution of reprimand passed by parliament has no legal effect if the person being reprimanded is not a member of the legislature.

Texas University of Law professor Steve Vladeck said that the application of the above Amendment has many vague and unclear points and he is not sure whether it can apply in Mr. Trump’s case or not.

In case the Senate passes a resolution to censure Mr. Trump, states can use this resolution to not allow Mr. Trump to run for office again.

On the other hand, there is still a possibility that Mr. Trump is included in the candidate list in the states, but his opponents can file a lawsuit to remove him from the race.

Mr. Vladeck said that because the solution proposed by Mr. Kaine is still quite vague, the most prudent way would be for both houses of Congress to pass a resolution to censure Mr. Trump, a move that would increase the power of Mr.

However, US Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is currently still focusing on the article of impeachment that the House of Representatives has presented.