President Trump: The Impeachment



FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a photo opportunity with sheriffs from across the country on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo

Bailey Pruitt, editor

Before we begin to talk about the impeachment of the 45th and current President Trump, we must discuss the impeachment process. In order for a President to be impeached, the House of Representatives must first find that he is guilty of high crimes or misdemeanor. Then the House votes on the impeachment and the president is sent to the Senate for trial. The Senates trial can last for weeks or even months. The president can be formally impeached by the House of Representatives, however, he will not be fired unless the Senate votes to convict him of said crimes or misdemeanors.

President Trump is looking to be convicted of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, due to his communication with the Ukraine. Monmouth University released a poll stating that “45 percent favor impeachment and removal, 50 percent oppose”. The House Judiciary panel poised to debate articles of impeachment on Wednesday, December 11th. The impeachment will be a long trial and process; however, it is important for Americans to stay updated on findings so that they can take a political stand on whichever side they decide.