Derek Jambor ’20, News Editor
On Dec 18, 2019 President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives making him just the third president to become impeached. He still remains in office and will remain so until Congress votes on his removal. If two-thirds of congress votes for impeachment he will be removed, and his Vice President Mike Pence will take over in the Oval Office. There have been a lot of false allegations regarding why Trump was impeached. The real reason is because he abused his presidential power and obstructed Congress. Only two Democrats opposed the articles of impeachment, and the final vote was counted at 230 to 197 in favor of impeachment.
According to The Washington Post, many Democrats described impeaching Trump as an “necessary action” while many republicans including Trump said it was a “Witch Hunt”. Minutes after the news was given to Trump that he was impeached, he tweeted “THIS IS AN ASSAULT ON AMERICA AND AN ASSAULT ON THE REBUBLICAN PARTY!!!!” All of America went crazy when they found out the news, Senior Matt Wood said “It was crazy seeing that our government actually impeached him. The facts of course were there, but I never thought there would have been a vote on impeachment.”
Trump recently attacked a high-ranking Iranian general and terrorist Qasem Soleimani since he was about to attack the United States Embassy located in Baghdad. Due to the fact that Trump did not notify Congress before he gave the order of attack, it frustrated many people worldwide, especially the Democratic Party and Iran. Senior Grant Fish said, “I couldn’t believe it. When I woke up in the morning it was the first thing I saw. Nobody really expected that to happen, that’s what made it such a huge story.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is waiting to send the vote to the Senate so she knows for certainty that Trump will be removed from office. Due to the fact that the Senate is Rebublican majority, it could be a risk for the vote to proceed. President Trump will be addressing the Nation on Feb. 4, 2020 at the State of the Union to inform the world of what how the United States is going to be a better place.
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