The Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to impeach President Donald Trump. He is the third President in the history of the United States to be impeached and the first one to be impeached on trumped-up charges of “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress.” Neither of these charges met the requirements for impeachment listed in the Constitution.
The “abuse of power” comes from Trump’s call with President Zalinski of Ukraine even though there was no quid pro quo in the call. The “obstruction of Congress” charge comes because Trump going to the courts to see if Congress has the right to demand Trump and his people to answer subpoenas from Congress. The fact that the U.S Supreme Court accept Trump’s case tells us that the Court thinks that the case merit.
Not one Republican voted to impeach, but several Democrats voted against impeachment. The final vote on the first article of impeachment was 230 in favor and 197 against impeachment. Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson and New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew voted against the first article of impeachment. Van Drew voted as a Democrat, but he is planning to switch parties soon. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii voted “present.”
The second article of impeachment passed with a vote of 229 to 198. Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) joined Van Drew and Peterson to vote against this article. Gabbard again voted “present.” Both articles of impeachment passed with only Democrat support, and they were opposed by bi-partisan opposition. A few Democrats can see through the Nancy Pelosi hoax.
Trump was impeached because he wanted corruption of Former Vice President Joe Biden to be investigated. Biden bragged on video that he pressured Ukraine to fire the prosecutor that was investigating Burisma Holdings, an energy company that hired Hunter Biden. Joe Biden threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine if the prosecutor was not fired within six hours. Biden used the power of the office of Vice President, but Trump was impeached for asking Ukraine to investigate. Biden committed the crime, but Trump got blamed.
Today is a sad day for America because Democrats in the House of Representatives just impeached the best President in my lifetime. I hope that American citizens are remember what the Democrats have done and that they make Election Day 2020 an even sadder day for Democrats. It is time that Nancy Pelosi retired, and the swamp gets drained!