Was Impeachment Worth It?

With that articles of impeachment in the hands of the Senate, ‘The Lancer’ looks at the worth of the proceedings.


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McConnell, pictured here, stated his partisanship to favor Trump in any Senate trial for impeachment.

The United States House of Representatives voted for a full-on impeachment trial in the Senate. According to law, the president has been impeached. 

Was it worth it? Over the next few weeks, a legal impeachment trial will take place in the senate that will decide the fate of the president’s office.

What is Impeachment?

Impeachment is not always the removal of a president from office, it is actually a legal trial in the House of Representatives over whether to bring the president to trial in the Senate over the crimes or actions done by the president. That trial is what decides the outcome of the impeached president’s presidency, which is also called impeachment.

The impeachment starts in the House, where representatives of the bare documents, witnesses, and hold hearings to prove whether an impeachment trial in the Senate is to be authorized. If there is enough of a push, the House votes on whether to proceed with the trial to the Senate.

The Senate then holds a similar trial. At the end of the trial, the Senators hold their own vote, a two thirds majority or 67 members is needed to impeach the president and remove them from office.

President Trump’s Impeachment

Today, we stand in limbo between the House and Senate trials. House Speaker Ms. Nancy Pelosi of the Democratic Party is in charge of the deliverance of articles of impeachment (or what the president is being put on trial for) to the Senate Majority leader Mr. Mitch McConnell, who is in charge of letting the Senate proceed with the trial.

Was It Worth It?

The articles of impeachment are being held from passing to the Senate by the House Speaker Pelosi. She is doing this because the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, pledged his partisanship to President Trump before a trial had taken place, which is against the oath of his office. Ms. Pelosi refuses to hand over documents until a fair trial is promised. 

The future is unsure, leaving us wondering if impeachment in the house will amount to anything in the future. Most likely, President Trump will not be removed from the White House by the Senate and polls show that the impeachment will not decide the 2020 presidency either way. This means to many that the impeachment in the House may very well not have been worth it.

What truly will decide the fate of our impeached president is the election this November, where the people will ultimetly decide President Trump’s fate.