By Staff Writer Kira Bruce
Since the fateful election day back in 2016 there has been talk about impeaching Donald Trump, yet every time he does something that seems like it would be impeachment worthy nothing happens. Until his recent conversation with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, I would have guessed that nothing could get him impeached.
The whistleblower informed the press about a suspicious conversation between President Trump and President Zelensky. In the whistleblower’s complaint it says, “In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election.”
Trump allegedly called upon the Ukrainian President to look into Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden who works in Ukraine. In the edited transcript released by the White House it sounds very convincing that this is the truth.
Trump was wondering about a very obscure rumor about Joe Biden. The rumor that surfaced online while he was Vice President says that he had “demanded the removal of a prosecutor looking to investigate Biden’s son Hunter,” reports the Washington Post.
The complaint continues, “This interference includes, among other things, pressuring a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals. The President’s personal lawyer, Mr. Rudolph Giuliani, is a central figure in this effort. Attorney General Barr appears to be involved as well.”
These are egregious allegations and should be brought to congress’s attention immediately. What is quiet troublesome is how the whistleblower recalls at least half a dozen officials coming to him with the same information. There are so many things that the public doesn’t know about and never will. Thankfully this person felt the need to come forward.
Moving forward with the impeachment is a bold but necessary decision on Nancy Pelosi’s part. A president cannot continue to walk on the line of law breaking and expect not to get caught eventually. Trump is not above the law even as president.
One thing I’m worried about is that impeachment will only make his supporters feel even more loyal to him. It will pit people against each other, those who think Trump is great and those who think the opposite. This can be very dangerous.
Trumps opinion on women and immigration gave some people validation for their views. These people won’t want to go back to being thought of as ignorant again when he is out of office. I think some of his supporters will continue to think of him as president even if he does get impeached.
I think a lot of people want to see Trump impeached, myself included. But, we need to make sure there is plenty of reason to do so. Which it seems like there is.
This whistleblower’s report seems much more of a reasonable reason to impeach than anything else that has been brought to the attention of congress.
Trump knows that he could very well be voted out by the Democrat house. He tweeted that the democrats “unfortunately have the votes” to impeach him in the house but has trust in the republican senate to hear him out.