The inquiry into President Trump’s possible impeachment has brought all the political pundits to their writing desks. Reading all their views and the news coming out of Washington is interesting since this sort of situation hasn’t occurred in the White House since the Clinton administration.
The recorded phone calls from Trump to the Ukranian president pressuring the foreign leader to investigate Joe Biden, Trump’s rival, seem pretty straightforward and damaging. So, if the President of the United States attempted to use foreign powers to sway American politics, which is essentially treason, why can’t we the people just give him the ax?
Because unfortunately the American political and judicial systems are comprised of way more layers than simply right and wrong. If Trump were to be impeached, he would also need to be convicted by the House and Senate to actually be removed from office. The House has a Democratic majority, so they would probably vote against him. But the Senate still has a Republican majority, so Trump’s removal from office would require all its Democrats, plus 20 Republicans, to vote against the sitting President.
But would that many Republicans vote against their own party right before an election year? Would the GOP be better off sticking together, even if that means voting to keep a President from their party in office, regardless of the factual evidence of his alleged treason and their individual beliefs?
These are the things I ponder and wonder if the impeachment process is really the system at work or just another partisan political play.