Will President Donald Trump Finally Get Impeached?

Will President Donald Trump Finally Get Impeached?

What is the process of impeachment anyways?
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Time magazine released an article announcing that House Democrats have moved to officially impeach Donald Trump. Time magazine included the disclaimer, “in a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House.” Trump facing impeachment doesn’t necessarily mean he will be gone right away and it seems like it will be awhile until Trump goes to court if he even makes it there. There are several steps towards impeachment and we’re only in the beginning stages.

If this were a video game, we’re only at level one. The first step after the impeachments are filed is getting it by the speaker of the house, who is Paul Ryan and then he refers it to the house judiciary committee if he so chooses to. This is a challenge on its own, as it’s no secret that Paul Ryan isn’t bipartisan in many of his decisions and may see this as an attack on the GOP and rather than a move to convict a criminal who happens to be our President. If Paul Ryan does choose to present the articles, the judiciary committee will have a hearing and then vote on them. The vote must be a majority for it to pass and then go to the house who then has to vote a majority.

After both votes, the president is then officially impeached. However, this doesn't mean the president is out of office. An impeachment is similar to an indictment. (You might remember this term used in reference to police who had broken the law but didn't receive an indictment.) The next step after impeachment is bringing the articles to the Senate who also vote, however, this part of the process is run more so like a trial. Both sides present evidence for and against the articles and then the Senate votes to convict the President. If the vote is successful, specifically two-thirds of the Senate, then the impeached official is removed office.

The process is so arduous and complicated, that a president has never been successfully removed from office and only two Presidents have been impeached in the history of the United States: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Both of them were presidents when their enemy parties ruled the house. Nixon was never impeached, but Republicans had believed he could and advised him to resign.

Considering the process and the lack of Democrats controlling the house and the Senate, it is very unlikely that this impeachment attempt will go far. It’s not impossible but it’s definitely a longshot that has a better (but still slim) chance if the Democrats successfully flip the house and senate in the midterm elections.

The issue right now is that there is a low chance the GOP would be open to an impeachment considering how divided the parties are and the fact that many Republicans still stand behind Trump and his administration despite the scandals. Republicans are also reluctant to move to impeach Trump out of fear of how it will affect their party. Their main issue is that right now is that the party is very fractured with polarizing views. Trump as their leader is the only glue that keeping the party from tearing apart due to in party fighting. This is not to say that he is a good glue. He’s more like an off brand of Elmer's considering he kind of instigated some of those fights after targeting at least ten out of fifty-two Republican senators in his tweets.

While many of us are hoping for some impeachment or resignation, there is a lot more that needs to happen in the meantime. Instead, perhaps research potential candidates for the Midterms next year and see who will be running in your area. This is probably the best thing you can do and is very important considering that young voters are least likely to vote in midterm elections due to the lack of media coverage of the event and the lack of discourse on social media about it. Please, please pay attention for next years midterms, and maybe you can flip the house and senate and give a potential impeachment a greater chance than it currently stands.

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I'm The College Girl Who Likes Trump And Hates Feminism, And Living On A Liberal Campus Is Terrifying

I will not sugarcoat it: I don't feel safe on my own campus.

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I will get right to the point: being a conservative on a liberal college campus in 2019 downright terrifying.

At my university, I'm sure about 90% of the population, both students and faculty, are liberals. They are very outspoken, never afraid to express their views, opinions, and feelings in several ways. There are pride events for the LGBT community, a huge celebration for MLK day, and tons of events for feminists.

Then there's the minority: the conservatives. The realists. The "racists," "bigots," and "the heartless." I am everything the liberals absolutely despise.

I like Donald Trump because he puts America first and is actually getting things done. He wants to make our country a better place.

I want a wall to keep illegals out because I want my loved ones and me to be safe from any possible danger. As for those who are genuinely coming here for a better life, JUST FILL OUT THE PAPERWORK INSTEAD OF SNEAKING AROUND.

I'm pro-life; killing an infant at nine months is inhumane to me (and yet liberals say it's inhumane to keep illegals out…but let's not get into that right now).

I hate feminism. Why? Because modern feminism isn't even feminism. Slandering the male species and wanting to take down the patriarchy is just ridiculous.

I hate the media. I don't trust anyone in it. I think they are all biased, pathological liars. They purposely make our president look like the devil himself, leaving out anything good he does.

I will not sugarcoat it: I don't feel safe on my own campus.

I mostly keep my opinions to myself out of fear. When I end up getting one of my "twisted" and "uneducated" thoughts slip out, I cringe, waiting for the slap in the face.

Don't get me wrong; not everyone at my university is hostile to those who think differently than they do.

I've shared my opinions with some liberal students and professors before, and there was no bloodshed. Sure, we may not see eye to eye, but that's okay. That just means we can understand each other a little better.

Even though the handful of students and faculty I've talked to were able to swallow my opinions, I'm still overwhelmed by the thousands of other people on campus who may not be as kind and attentive. But you can't please everybody. That's just life.

Your school is supposed to be a safe environment where you can be yourself. Just because I think differently than the vast majority of my peers doesn't mean I deserve to be a target for ridicule. No one conservative does. Scratch that, NO ONE DOES.

I don't think I'll ever feel safe.

Not just on campus, but anywhere. This world is a cruel place. All I can do is stand firm in my beliefs and try to tolerate and listen to the clashing opinions of others. What else can I do?

All I can say is... listen. Be nice. Be respectful of other's opinions, even if you strongly disagree. Besides, we all do have one thing in common: the desire for a better country.

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9 Candidates Running In The 2020 Presidential Election

The political state of the U.S. can't get any worse than how it is now, or can it?

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Despite just getting done with the 2018 midterms, the candidates who will be running in 2020 are already coming into the spotlight.

1. Elizabeth Warren

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As a senator from Massachusetts, Warren is a Democrat and is very progressive. Some of her goals as president would be to fix the flaws in our capitalistic society and place heavier taxes on those with much wealth. If elected, she would be the first female president.

2. Kamala Harris

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Like Elizabeth Warren, Kamala is both a senator and Democrat. She has said she wants Medicare for all, and to give a tax cut to the middle class. If elected, she would be the first black, female president.

3. Andrew Yang

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As a Democrat who served under the Obama administration, Yang wants a policy to be passed that allows for a minimum income of $1,000 every month, for everyone over the age of 18.

4. Pete Buttigieg

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Buttigieg, a Democratic who is a mayor in Indiana, has much experience with redevelopment and infrastructure projects. If elected, he would be the first LGBTQ president.

5. Tulsi Gabbard

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A Democratic representative from Hawaii, who wanted to pass a Constitutional amendment to protect and ensure "traditional marriage" now says she understands LGBTQ rights. If elected, she would be the first Hindu president.

6. Kirsten Gillibrand

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A Democratic senator from New York, Gillibrand has focused much time attempting to lessen sexual assault in the military. She was more of a centrist democrat at the beginning of her career but is becoming more progressive. If elected, she would be the first woman president.

7. Julian Castro

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Castro, a Democrat, worked for Obama's cabinet and was the youngest member in it. Having immigrant grandparents, Castro believes the immigration policies need to be "reconstituted" yet opposes the Wall. He has a twin who also serves in Congress.

8. John Delaney

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A democratic representative of Maryland, Delaney has been running since July 2017. He wants to embrace immigration and keep the U.S. globally competitive.

9. Donald Trump

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The only Republican candidate to officially declare that they're running in 2020 is Trump, who wants to take up a second term.

There aren't many candidates yet, but from who there is so far, many demographics are represented. So, I have faith in the 2020 election cycle.

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