It finally happened – Trump has officially been impeached for two articles: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. His pressuring of Ukraine to damage his political opponents (namely Hillary Clinton) was debated for a whole day before the impeachment on the grounds on it it violated his oath.
Rep. Jim McGovern basically summed up the Democrats arguments, saying that Trump was impeached because “withheld congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine… to extract a personal political favor” and that Trump has “endangered our national security…undermined our democracy…betrayed his oath to preserve protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
“No one should be allowed to use the powers of the presidency to undermine our elections. Period,” McGovern finished.
Wait, So What Does This Actually Mean – Is He Still The President?
Yes. Trump is still President – there’s basically another step before being impeached can affect his presidency.
First, The House of Representatives needs to vote on the impeachment – which is what has just happened.
Now, this will go to trial with the Senate (probably next year), where a jury of 100 senators will decide whether to charge him on the articles of impeachment mentioned above. Here’s the thing though – more than two-thirds have to vote to charge him for it to happen (so, 67/100).
If they do charge him, then he can be removed from office and will no longer be president. However, if they drop the charges, then he can go on ruling the US.
“If we cannot impeach a president who abuses his office for personal advantage, we no longer live in a democracy — we live in a monarchy or we live under a dictatorship.”
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— Dr. Jack Brown (@DrGJackBrown) December 19, 2019
Support For Him Risen Since Trump Was Impeached, So What Does It All Matter?
The worrying thing about this impeachment is that polls have shown support for Trump rising since the impeachment – which really makes no fucking sense to us. However, it’s pretty close at 51-45% majority in favour of keeping Trump in office – unlike what Trump has been trying to convince his followers.
Poll numbers have gone through the roof in favor of No Impeachment, especially with Swing States and Independents in Swing States. People have figured out that the Democrats have no case, it is a total Hoax. Even Pelosi admitted yesterday that she began this scam 2 1/2 years ago!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2019
While the polls definitely have not gone “through the roof”, there’s room for concern that Trump’s case will be dismissed by the Senate so he can continue being the current POTUS, especially since they need a two-third majority. Now, we just wait and see.
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