Impeachment briefing; a look into the case against President Trump

Zoe Leighter, Opinion Co-Editor

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In the year 2019, President Donald Trump is under fire and democrats are pushing for impeachment. The Democrats are hoping to get President Trump impeached because of obstruction to congress and abuse of power. There are allegations that President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his opponents in the upcoming election. This was made known because of a phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian President. They announced the inquiry of the impeachment late September. 

“At the heart of the Democrats’ case is the allegation that Trump tried to leverage a White House meeting and military aid, sought by Ukraine to combat Russian military aggression, to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, as well as a probe of an unfounded theory that Kyiv conspired with Democrats to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” according to Washington Post. 

The Washington Post claims that it is possible for them to vote on his impeachment by Christmas. 

Republican lawmakers are counter-arguing that the Democrats are not handling the impeachment fairly, and that the president has done nothing wrong. They are also claiming that impeaching President Trump would be overstepping their bounds and going against our founding fathers. Another one of the Republicans’ key points is that the Democrats are only wanting to impeach him because of a dislike for him and that they don’t want him to get elected for a second term. 

According to the Washington Post, “Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said in a newly released interview that it is “vital” that Trump be impeached, but she also refused to rule out voting for him in 2020.”

Overall, throughout this process, Democrats and Republicans are at a standstill trying to push through this impeachment trial and are very separated on the topic of President Trump’s impeachment trial.