The Latest on Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry


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Shannon Goldhahn, Centurion Staff

On Sept. 24, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives will begin impeachment inquires onto President Donald Trump for his
involvement with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Trump allegedly asked Zelensky to find information on former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading democratic candidate for the 2020 Presidential election, and his son, Hunter Biden. At the same time, Trump withheld $400 million in military aid. This information was released when an unnamed source, further known as the whistleblower, informed Congress of the phone call conversation.

The conversation that comes into play took place on July 25, the same week that Robert S.

Mueller III was testifying. The White House released a transcript of the conversation two days after the impeachment inquiries began.

Trump stated in the transcript to Zelensky, “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me.”

Pelosi believes this is Trump asking a foreign power to help ruin Biden’s campaign for his own political gain.

“We now have a president who feels it is proper to engage in conversations with the heads of other governments, seeking information for his reelection campaign,” said

Professor John Petito of history and political science at Bucks.”My desire would be for them (Congress) not to impeach him, but instead pass legislation that will be attracted to the public for the next presidential election but at a certain point they have to look into what he’s doing.”

Right now, the House is
divided with 225 Democrats saying they would like to move forward with the impeachment and 183
Republicans said they do not agree with the impeachment according to The New York Times.

At Bucks, the Democrats and Republicans are divided as ever.

Aisha Sheik president of the Bucks College Democrats and Zachary Shoester president of the College Republican Club both

have varying views on the impeachment inquiry.

“If the allegations are true, then our President is not fit to be president and the allegations would be detrimental to the country,” said Sheikk

Shiekk worried that Trump’s possible impeachment would result in Vice President Michael Pence would be the next president.

“Pence has voted against bills involved with women not being allowed into the army and civil rights within the LGBTQ community,” explained Sheikk

Shoester expressed his concerns over the inquiry.

“This will be another witch hunt just like the two years of his presidency with the investigation

into Russia, the collusion and the Mueller report. They’re not doing their jobs in legislating, which they were elected to do, they are just trying to find any excuse to go against Trump,” said Shoester.

Many people are already voicing their opinions on whether Trump should be impeached.

“I think everyone already knows if Donald Trump is either the savior of our country or a despicable human being. I don’t think the impeachment hearings are going to change too many minds on that,” added Petito.

The impeachment process will continue with a testimony from the whistleblower and a formal vote from the House.