• Keyden Smith-Herold

The Trump Impeachment Saga in 2020


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi during the Trump Impeachment Vote on December 18th, 2019. (Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images)

As most Americans who follow the news know, President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 18th. This Trump impeachment vote in the House boils down in the end to two words: prosecutorial misconduct. The House Democrats tailored their charges to fit the so-called crime. The two articles, obstruction of congress and abuse of power, do not actually outline a crime, further politicizing this divisive event.


The Democratic hate towards the president has caused them to manufacture charges that have no legal or historical precedent, in order to oust a sitting president for their own emotional and political interest. Remember: hate corrupts the soul. This is evident with how divisive, nonsensical, and rushed the left has made this impeachment.


Speaker Pelosi is an experienced and knowledgeable politician. She knows that the way her party conducted this impeachment was the antithesis of a just process. What is the evidence of this? Democrats have called for the impeachment of President Trump since before he was sworn in. They even conducted closed door hearings the first few weeks of the inquiry, selectively leaking parts of the transcripts that fit their agenda.


Pelosi is letting the so called “squad” of four radical Democratic House members pull her farther to the left in order to appease a growing electorate— the same electorate which favors socialist presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.


The Democrats would have more validity if they argued that Trump was unwise to reach out to Ukraine. Instead, they go off the deep end by blatantly telling American citizens that his intentions were bad. If the Democrats really cared about getting to the bottom of why the President withheld aid from the Ukrainians, they would have called more people forward who actually had a personal relationship with him.


Instead, House Democrats invited liberal and leftist lawyers to provide political commentary which affirmed their prior beliefs about the president. Confirmation bias in politics is a great way to show voters across the country that you are afraid to confront, question, and have a conversation with people who hold different beliefs.


If the Democrats really believed that Trump obstructed Congress and abused his power, then why didn’t they refer it to the courts? If they truly believed that the Trump administration perpetrated a grave sin for not complying with congressional subpoenas, then the Democrats would have gotten the judiciary involved.


The Democratic argument that it would ‘take too long’ is foolish. We are talking about unseating the President of the United States— undoing a complete and fair election. This is not a matter the courts will simply brush aside and put in a file cabinet for a later date. All of this is further evidence that this entire process is politicized and driven by hate, rather than upholding constitutional principles.


Let’s turn to Speaker Pelosi withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate. If the Democrats actually believed this was a “constitutional crisis” as they have stated, then why slam the brakes on something they rushed so hard to complete?


What this really is about is Pelosi and House Democrats thinking they can dictate to the United States Senate what the rules of their trial will be. Clearly, the Speaker does not know Leader McConnell well enough if she thinks he will allow that to happen.


Lawyers and legal scholars across the country are arguing whether the Senate even needs the physical articles to proceed with a trial since the contents are public knowledge. Let them debate that out. Regardless, most Americans will see through the false outrage of this entire impeachment process.


Leader McConnell is right: House Democrats can keep the articles if they please. Why would Senate Republicans get upset over not receiving something they never wanted to begin with? The House Democrats are playing with fire once again, and it could backfire on them in the November elections— but only time will tell.


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Keyden Smith-Herold is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Daily Analytical.