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Trump Doesn’t Think He’ll Be Impeached - But The Process Has Already Started

The website Public Policy Polling reports that 'Americans are evenly divided' on whether they want to see President Donald Trump impeached. Just three weeks into his first term, some 46 percent of people would like to see the unpopular president removed from office. Another 46 percent oppose impeaching Mr. Trump.

The website Impeach Trump Now has garnered more than 800,000 signatures by people who favor ousting the POTUS. "We are calling upon Congress to pass a resolution calling for the House Committee on the Judiciary to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of Donald John Trump, President of the United States," the website states.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler(D-NY) filed a 'Resolution of Inquiry' on Thursday, which would direct the Department of Justice to provide the House of Representatives with information necessary to engage in an inquiry of President Trump and his associates. The investigation would examine possible ethical violations of the Emoluments Clause of the US Constitution and Trump's alleged ties to Russia.

"A Resolution of Inquiry is a legislative tool that has privileged parliamentary status, meaning it can be brought to the floor if the relevant Committee hasn’t reported it within 14 legislative days, even if the Majority leadership has not scheduled it for a vote,” Nadler explains on his website.

For President Trump to get impeached, Congress would have to find him in violation of 'high crimes and misdemeanors.' Every Democratic member and two-thirds of all Republican members would have to vote to impeach the President and remove him from office.

Many liberals are claiming the moral high ground and enraged that President Trump's agenda is in many cases in conflict with their own, thus the hefty push to 'dump Trump.' Some of these calls come more out of a knee-jerk repulsion towards Mr. Trump than any actual evidence of his violating his oath of office.

Should President Trump actually be impeached, Vice President Mike Pence, another Conservative, would be sworn into office, and likely continue with much of the president’s agenda, which is popular to some extent to about half the people in the country. Ending Trump doesn’t put an end to the issues.

Source: The Huffington Post
Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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