Pelosi announces impeachment proceedings against Trump

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Pelosi announces impeachment proceedings against Trump

A display of political posters and books owned by Lundry regarding past and possible future presidents

A display of political posters and books owned by Lundry regarding past and possible future presidents

Carly Lundry

A display of political posters and books owned by Lundry regarding past and possible future presidents

Carly Lundry

Carly Lundry

A display of political posters and books owned by Lundry regarding past and possible future presidents

Carly Lundry, News Editor

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Nancy Pelosi officially announced on Tuesday that impeachment proceedings would begin against Donald Trump.

As the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pelosi had been pressured by her Democratic legislators to initiate a formal impeachment inquiry. Democrats have charged Trump with betrayal of his oath and threatening national security by enlisting the help of the foreign nation to affect the results of his election.

Pelosi held a conference stating her inquiry. She had a powerful message showing her passion for the upcoming investigation. “No one is above the law,” Pelosi stated. 

Trump announced the same day that he would release the phone call with the Urkrainian president. The conversation brought up Joe Biden, the former Vice President of Barack Obama. Democrats believe that Biden was discussed with the intention of influencing the 2020 election.

One day later, on Wednesday, a rough transcript was released. It was proved that Trump did converse about Biden with Urkainian leader, Volodymyr Zelensky. The transcript was released by the White House and showed that Trump pushed for the investigation of Biden and his son.

If the process of impeachment is successful, after votes between the House and Senate, Trump will be removed from office. The presidency will then be passed to current Vice President, Mike Pence.

Congress has only conducted two impeachment trials in the past. However, Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both aquitted for their accusations and stayed in office.

Many seniors will have the opportunity to vote in the 2020 election. If the impeachment is done successfully, this may cause the addition of more Republican candidates to challenge Pence. Sara Russell, a government and history teacher, believes that a possible impeachment could affect the election and caucus process. “We may see more candidate visits coming to Iowa because of new candidates wanting to challenge the Trump-Pence administration,” Russell said.

Students could possibly have a tough decision ahead of them. Voting for a presidential candidate emphasizes your role in this country. Courtney Mohr, junior, believes that the future of the country is in the hands of young voters. “Students should care because they should be developing their own political opinions, not who or what their parents support.” Mohr said. “It’s important to pay attention to this investigation.”