Trump’s Second Impeachment

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Xyrah Mae Balangue, Senior

Trump faced his first impeachment and was charged by the House with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for his efforts to pressure Ukraine’s president to investigate alleged corrupt business dealings by Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

Months later, Trump then left office with severe criticisms for his denial of the election results, claiming he was “robbed.” He was then impeached for the second time for encouraging his supporters to take their “fight” and form a riot in the Capitol, where lawmakers were assembled to calculate Electoral College votes, finally granting Biden’s victory.

Donald Trump’s second impeachment occurred on January 13, 2021, one week before his term’s end. He is the very first President in American history to be impeached twice.

According to The New York Times’ recent article about Trump, Paul Manafort, Trump’s defendant released his statement expressing his objection to the situation:. “Private citizens don’t get impeached,” because “Impeachment is for removal from office, and the accused here has already left office.” Democrats, on the other hand, contend that the former president should be held responsible after he triggered the rioters to storm the capital in an attempt to discourage Congress from transferring power to Biden. 

This caused a lot of strong opinions, even from students, including Czarina Nalapo, a senior in Nogales High School, who believes that, “Impeachment is a numbers game and is political in nature so to prosper and win numbers are essential.”