Impeachment Investigation Begins


      Talk of impeachment began even before Donald Trump took office. Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body levels charges against a government official. Nancy Pelosi is an American Democratic politician serving as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since January 2019. Pelosi announced last Tuesday, September 24, that Congress would initiate a formal impeachment inquiry. She stated,

     “The actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constitution, the president has admitted to asking the president of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically.”

     The public’s views are very mixed over this controversial action. A whopping 56% of those polled support the impeachment and 43% oppose it. The 43% said that it was a bad idea. Those in favor of the Donald Trump impeachment hits a new high. The impeachment investigation into Trump is still going on and will probably take several months to complete. At the end of the investigation, Congress will hold a vote on whether to impeach Trump or not. If they vote to impeach, the Senate then has to decide whether or not to hold a trial and possibly remove Trump from office. Only two U.S> Presidents have been impeached, Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999.