Impeachment: Views From A Swing State

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On Wednesday night, the U.S. House of Representatives took a vote on two articles of impeachment – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. On abuse of power the vote came to 230 to 19, and on obstruction of Congress the vote came to 229 to 198.

While every Republican voted against impeachment, three Democrats voted against the impeachment and broke ties with their political party. President Donald J. Trump was charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

That doesn’t mean it’s over. It still needs to go to the U.S. Senate, where President Trump can be acquitted or found guilty.

In a power play move – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is declining to give an actual timeline on when the Democrats will deliver the articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate, trying to use them as leverage for a “fair” trial.

From his rally in Battle Creek, Michigan while the House voted to Impeach, President Trump stated, “They have cheapened the impeachment process” referring to the Democrats.

One thing is for sure. That is essentially what the Democrats have done. They’ve cheapened the process.

Ever since day one, the Democrats have had it out for President Trump – refusing to respect and hear the 63 million Americans who cast their vote for Donald J. Trump – making their voices heard. They have tried to find reason after reason to impeach the President, because ultimately they know they can not defeat this President in the 2020 election.

The fact is, since day one, the Democrats in Congress have decided to make it their mission to try to “get rid of the President” rather than try to work with him and keep the interests of the American people first. Shortly after being sworn into office, Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan told a crowd of supporters, “We’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the m&*%$#$fucker!” Not limited to Tlaib, Representative Al Green of Texas was quoted in an interview on MSNBC stating, “I’m concerned if we don’t impeach this President, that he will get re-elected.”

Instead of working for the interests of the citizens, representatives such as Tlaib and Green have made it their mission to attack him and remove him from office.

On the opposite side, while President Donald J. Trump may sometimes need to know when to hold back on this tweeting, he has actually been working for the American people. Since day one the President has kept his promise and has donated his salary each quarter. He signed the Forever GI Bill, which provides veterans, service members, and their families with enhanced educational benefits. In addition, the President also signed the First Step Act, which helps to prepare inmates to successfully re-join society. Last but not least, the President also recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem.

I could go on and on naming the things that President Trump has accomplished. The fact is, while Democrats have made it their agenda to impeach the President, the President has been working for the American public.

As I’ve said before, and I’ll say it again – President Trump at times need to re-think what he tweets out, but he has indeed been working for the American public. I’m not sure that I can say that about the Democrats right now as I’ve seen them spend more energy fighting with the President and attacking him. This impeachment process has made up my mind even more that while our President continues to put the interests of the citizens first, the Democrats are not concerned with the well being of the American people. They have used the impeachment process as a childish way to win an argument, instead of working across the aisle with the President.

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Elizabeth Louise
Contributor Elizabeth Louise is a blogger/social media influencer. She writes about social issues.

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