Trump Impeachment Process

President Donald Trump (photo from Shuttershock)

President Donald Trump (photo from Shuttershock)

Donn'jai Arenovski, Editor

As you may know, on December 18, 2019 the House of Representatives voted to undergo the impeachment process for President Donald J. Trump. The articles of impeachment against President Trump were called into motion after his decisions not only jeopardized the security and integrity of our elections but also put our country in harm’s way.


On Thursday, January 16, 2020 President Donald Trump’s impeachment process continued further as the House of Representatives formally proceeded to sign and pass the Resolution for the House of Representatives (aka H. res article) to the Senate. House speaker, Nancy Pelosi entered and wasted no time to open her speech. 


“Today we will make history. When the managers walk down the hall across the threshold in history delivering articles of impeachment against the President of the United States’ abuse of power and obstruction of the house.” She continued by explaining to the press, these actions are in favor of the American people, to show progress and support for our constitution.


After reading the H. res document, President Trump was being investigated for soliciting a foreign government, the Ukraine, to interfere in the 2020 United States Presidential election. Which not to mention, was the same case brought up during his first presidential election in 2016, when Russia allegedly aided to secure his win. 


Following the end of her speech, Pelosi carefully handed off the document with a House Clerk, Cheryl L. Johnson, who led and carried the articles in a ceremonial walk known as the ‘parade’ to the senate.


After the document was received by the senate the document was taken into consideration by the Senate. Sending President Donald Trump’s trial into progress. After the Senate received the H. res bill, the Republicans will get one chance only, like the Democrats to argue their side of the case. The Senate will then review each argument and make their decision from there. 

The first day of the trial consisted of the Senators voting upon the rules and regulations drawn up by the Republican leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell. As a result, this led to 12 long and dreadful debate hours. However in the end, the Republicans rejected the idea of introducing new witnesses and documents into the trial. The Democrats were of course upset by this decision, especially considering the fact that the Republicans rule the majority in the senate with 53 members while the Democrats only make up 47.


On February 5, 2020 the impeachment hearing officially came to an end. President Donald J. Trump was found not guilty and fully acquitted of all charges. The vote stood 52, not guilty of abuse of power against 48 for guilty. On his second charge of obstruction of Congress it was voted 52-47.