The possibility of a Donald Trump impeachment may be trending all over the internet, but the actual chances of him getting impeached are still low.
There are over a million signatories on an ongoing online petition urging Congress to find enough evidence that will remove President Trump. Many even suggested that firing James Comey in the middle of an FBI investigation is enough for his impeachment. Prior to this, the ongoing tension between North Korea and the United States raised many questions regarding Trump’s leadership.
Additionally, recent polls are not in Trump’s favor. Polls from Gallup and Public Policy Polling suggests that with each passing day, more and more Americans are considering Trump’s impeachment. According to the recent polls conducted by PPP, 48 percent of Americans currently support Donald Trump’s impeachment, compared with 41 percent of Americans who still believe in him.
However, the chances of Trump getting impeachment are still unlikely.
Why Is Everyone Talking About Donald Trump’s Impeachment?
Ever since Trump won the presidential election, many have searched Google for the rules and regulations for a president’s impeachment. The online petition ImpeachTrumpNow suggests that Donald Trump’s business dealings in the past still benefit him and create a “conflicts of interest.”
Apart from this, with the revelation that James Comey, who was fired as FBI director, penned a memo after February’s meeting with Trump in which Comey associates revealed that Trump asked him to end the investigation into Michael Flynn.
When asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer after the news broke whether Trump could face impeachment, Sen. Angus King said, “Reluctantly, Wolf, I have to say ‘yes’ simply because obstruction of justice is such a serious offense.”
The number of Democrats who are considering Trump’s impeachment is growing every day.
“It may well produce impeachment proceedings,” said Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
“We’re actually pretty close to considering impeachment,” said Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth.
“He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged,” said Rep. Al Green of Texas.
“We don’t have to be afraid to use the word impeachment,” Rep. Maxine Waters of California. “We don’t have to think impeachment is out of our reach.”
Why Chances Of Trump’s Impeachment Are Low?
According to Nomura Bank, as reported by CNBC, the 45th president of the United States is unlikely to be impeached anytime soon, but the ongoing political mayhem may derail his pro-growth agenda. As reported, after James Comey was fired, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 370 points.
“This issue [Trump-Russia alleged collusion claims] is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, but impeachment risk seems low,” the bank said. “Removing Trump will require a two-thirds majority in the Senate, and the chances of Republicans voting to impeach their own president seem low.”
To say the least, a Donald Trump impeachment is possible, but it is highly unlikely. Since he became the president, he tried to fulfill his commitments he made during the 2016 presidential run. Apart from the accusations about Trump colluding with the Russian government during the presidential election, there have been no concrete claims against him. Even the FBI has yet to present evidence that will point into the direction for his impeachment.
Furthermore, Congress will not consider Trump’s impeachment overnight. The plea will have to go through the House of Representatives first, and if they allow impeachment, Trump would still need Senate to find him guilty of the pressed charges. The Republican Party is in the majority in both House of Representative and Senate. As such, the claims against Trump need to be strong enough that his own party will decide to impeach him, which apparently is not going to happen unless Congress gets enough evidence against him and his associates.
I've been resistant to impeachment talk until now, but if Comey memo is true-and Comey is very credible-we are into a whole new deal here.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) May 16, 2017
Of course, impeachment does not guarantee removal from office, but it is a serious situation for any president to find themselves in, and it surely is the first step toward removal from office. Rumors of a Donald Trump impeachment may be trending all over, but the fact remains the same. Impeachment is not an easy process, and many people believe the president is trying his very best to make the country a safer place.
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