Impeachment splits country

Impeaching Trump is unneccesary and harmful to Americans


Tobias Khabie

Speaker Nancy Pelosi rattled the country when she announced House Democrats would be moving forward with the impeachment process of President Trump. By doing this, Pelosi has created even more drama in Washington and the country is now as divided as ever. 

According to the New York Times, this move came after a whistleblower revealed that Trump was trying to get the Ukranian president to investigate former Vice President  Joe Biden, one of the biggest threats to Trump’s 2020 re-election bid. According to Pelosi, this was a “betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections.”

Impeaching the president right now would do more harm than good. While there is an abundance of evidence that can be used to impeach Trump, it would not be advantageous for Americans. An impeachment would only add to the utter turmoil that has taken over our country in the past couple years. 

Since the 2016 election, Democrats and Republicans have become more radical, leading to a hatred for the respective opposition. With every new controversy coming out of Washington, the two sides have become more extreme, leading to more hate for the other side. An impeachment will just add more fuel to the political turmoil in our country.

Despite my opposition to impeachment, I still do want Trump out of office. However, the best way to do so is to vote another candidate into office rather than impeachment. Although if Trump were to win the 2020 election, it would probably be for the best if Congress were to impeach him. Impeachment now probably wouldn’t do much, considering by the time Congress gets through with all the proceedings, it will likely be close to Election Day. 

In the meantime, politicians and actors are coming out to denounce Trump and his actions. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was one of the politicians who took a stand against the president. In response to Trump announcing he will campaign in Minnesota, Frey put out a statement saying he would not stand behind the president. According to Frey, “Trump doesn’t value the perspectives or rights of Minneapolis’ diverse communities.” He also goes on to say that Trump’s “hate message” is not welcome in Minneapolis.

While Frey may have slightly exaggerated, I do respect him for standing up to Trump in the name of Minneapolis. However, I don’t necessarily agree with his decision. By doing this, Frey has generated more of a diversion between Trump supporters and Trump haters. He has also inadvertently invited those Trump supporters to come out and give the president a hero’s welcome when he visits Minneapolis. 

Unfortunately, there is no clear way to settle the frenzy our government is in the midst of. What I do know, however, is that it’s time for Democrats and Republicans to put aside their differences, and maybe by some miracle our elected officials can do the same. Nonetheless, adding more fuel to the fire will not help this cause, instead putting the right people in office in the first place.