New Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump


Staff Writer, Staff Writer

On Sept. 24, 2019, the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi initiated an inquiry into the impeachment of Donald Trump. This is the second formal attempt by House Democrats to impeach President Trump. The first attempt, championed by Reps Al Green and Brad Sherman in 2016, failed by a majority vote in the Republican held House. 


With the House majority flip in the 2018 elections, things might take a different turn in 2019. 


According to CBS News, “More than half of Americans — and an overwhelming number of Democrats — say they approve of the fact that Congress has opened an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. But as the inquiry begins, there is no national consensus on how to assess the president’s actions.”


This report is based on their own poll, which a majority of people aren’t involved with. The statement “More than half of Americans…” is disingenuous to journalism. 


According to Politico, 43% of people agree with the impeachment and 43% are against it, leaving 13-14% undecided. 


Impeachment efforts were started when a whistleblower leaked information about Trump and a conversation he had with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, citing that Trump tried to coerce the Ukranian President into looking at Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Trump has raised concerns that Joe and Hunter Biden have committed illicit activities regarding payments to and from the foreign government. Trump suggesting an investigation into Biden isn’t illegal.


Volodymyr Zelensky came to the defense of President Trump when the talks of treason started pouring in. 


Ben Shapiro, a prominent journalist and public speaker, mocked the impeachment inquiry. “Here’s the short story: no quid pro quo, no impeachment. Bad, ugly behavior is not impeachable. Neither is suspicious timing (if it were, Biden would have been in serious trouble in 2016).” Said Shapiro.


Trump tweeted on Sept. 27 regarding the phone call. Trump said, “If that perfect phone call with the President of Ukraine isn’t considered appropriate, then no future President can EVER again speak to another foreign leader!” 


Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azorav also stated that there should be an investigation into Hunter Biden and his role in corrupt actions regarding a Ukrainian gas company. 


National Treasure actor and political advocate Jon Voight came to Trump’s defense with a tweet on Sept. 26. The tweet, simply stating “This is war” was followed by a two-minute video of Voight calling out the impeachment efforts.


“This is war. This is a war against the highest noble man who has defended our country, who has made us safe and great again.” Voight said. “Let me stand with our president, let us all stand with our President Trump.”


Since the announcement of an impeachment effort, Trump’s campaign has gained over $5 million.