By Nick Baum
WEDNESDAY – 9/25/19
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) formally announced the beginning of an impeachment inquiry for President Donald Trump yesterday. The decision to try and impeach Trump has come after a whistleblower said that Trump spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about finding dirt on Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s business dealings with the country.
Since the impeachment inquiry was announced, Trump has ordered the release of the transcript between him and the Ukrainian President. He also tweeted against it, calling it “presidential harassment”. In a brief speech on Capitol Hill, Pelosi explained, “the president must be held accountable. No one is above the law.”
As of now, the impeachment process looks to be straight forward. Each of the six committees of the house will investigate a different aspect of Trump’s presidency and campaign, with the chair of each committee deciding if Trump should be impeached for something and for what. Later on, the House of Representatives will vote on impeachment, and with a majority vote they can impeach him. However, in order to remove him of office they need a 2/3 vote in the Senate.
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