Sorry we are Sold Out
"A Debate: Should President Donald J. Trump be Impeached?"
Two and a half years after his inauguration, political partisans and the news media are consumed by the question of whether or not the president should be impeached.
Democratic partisans, particularly those in the progressive wing of the party and their congressional supporters, contend that the president’s actions and the contents of the Mueller Report prove that the president has committed impeachable offenses, and that even if the Senate acquits the president, it is their duty to bring an impeachment vote to the House of Representatives.
Republican partisans and their supporters in congress and the Trump administration, claim that the Democrats are over-reaching and that there are no grounds for impeachment. Almost certainly, the Republican controlled Senate, which must adjudicate any finding of impeachable offenses brought by the House, would acquit the president.
However, impeachment is a political, not a legal process. There is no definition of what constitutes “high crimes and misdemeanors.” It is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives says it is. And yet, each of their members represents about 700,000 constituents. How do they feel about the issue? Current polling indicates that they don’t seem to care much. Issues like the economy, health care and immigration rank well above impeachment as important issues in recent polls. Even if the president broke, or breaks the law, should impeachment proceed without a clear majority of support by the general public?
The Columbia Basin Badger Club will present two local attorney’s with opposing political backgrounds.