Trump Is Not Being Removed From Office

Dawson Grahn, Reporter

President Donald Trump speaking after being found innocent after the senate voted to not remove Trump from office.

Wednesday, February 5th, President Trump was acquitted of all charges from the senate. The democrats had claimed that president Trump abused his power on his Ukraine dealings. He was cleared on both articles in a overall for abuse of power and obstruction of justice. He was cleared on a vote for abuse of power (52-48). He was cleared (53-47) on the obstruction of justice. With the 2020 election coming up in November this is a huge win for President Trump.

The impeachment first occurred on December 18th of 2019. President Trump was impeached by the house of representatives, the speaker of the house was fully for the impeachment of President Trump. While impeached, he is still the president of the United States and he doesn’t get removed from office unless the senate votes that he is guilty of the charges. One day prior to the senate hearing, President Trump gave the state of the union speech and expressed to the people that he was an innocent man and hadn’t done anything wrong. After he gave the speech, a very important person, Nancy Pelosi (speaker of the house) ripped up his speech when he was done. Pelosi is very important to the impeachment because she wants him to be impeached. She is also the speaker of the house that impeached him in the first place.

“I don’t really think there was a point of impeaching him he was gonna be acquitted no matter what. I think it’s a big part of the election that they are trying to get him impeached. I think that it was very disrespectful to rip up the speech and it made the senate view her a certain way which probably helped their decision. I don’t think it’s a courteous thing to do and makes her look bad,” Jax Gudbranson (12) said. She claimed that it was the most courteous thing she could have done. Shortly after the next day, the senate voted that Trump was innocent on both charges.

All of the presidents that have been impeached have not been removed or voted out of office. Andrew Johnson was the first to be impeached but he wasn’t removed. Richard Nixon was going to be impeached but he resigned before the trial began. Bill Clinton was also impeached but not removed from office. None of the impeached presidents have ever been removed from office, with a complete 0% success rate. This most likely would have been different if president Richard Nixon did not resign.