After 77 days of inquiry and testimonies, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled today two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The abuse of power charge stems from the president’s alleged involvement in the Ukraine affair and his infamous telephone call to the Ukrainian presiding, allegedly asking him for help to investigate Joe Biden, one of the president’s political rival in the 2020 election.
The obstruction of Congress charge stems from the White House’s refusal to participate in the inquiry, blocking some officials from testifying and refusing to turn over documents to Congress.
The second move is for the full House of Representatives to vote to impeach the president, which would trigger a trial in the Senate, the chamber that is controlled by the Republicans, the president’s allies. They most likely acquit the president and allow him to keep his office.
President Trump said in a tweet this morning that it was a “Witch Hunt.”
If you are a Democrat, you may be on board with the impeachment call. If you are a Republican, you are most likely upset and rallying behind the president.
To me, it is a sad day in America. I did not vote for President Trump, nor did I approve of his campaigning tactics. But I wanted him to succeed because his success is part of our success as a country.
However, President Trump did not abate his questionable strategies, challenging every aspect of the traditional presidency.
You may be asking that if the Senate is going to acquit the president, why would the Democrats go ahead with the impeachment vote and inquiry?
Well, it is the right thing to do to persevere the balance of power among the three branches of government, which makes America GREAT. After all, no one is above the law, even the president of the United States.
The Republicans are accusing the Democrats of using impeachment to remove President Trump from office because the Democrats do not have a viable candidate in the 20202 elections. The Republicans have refused to accept the overwhelming evidence against the president and failed to work with the Democrats and conduct a clean investigation.
I would have supported the president, 100 percent had he cooperated with the investigation and allowed vital people to testify because, in America, everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
It is unfortunate that President Trump would get involved in such affairs at a time where we have had the lowest employment in 50 years and our economy continues to grow.
At the end of the day, justice will not be served and we will never know whether the president abused his power or not. The biggest victim here is the American system and the American constitution.