By Dylan Yoder
In light of the current political situation at Washington, it’s very plain to see that people on both sides of the aisle are as riled up as ever when it comes to President Donald Trump. It’s clear that the Democrats have wanted President Trump out of office ever since he took it in January of 2017. The reasoning behind this immediate hatred of Mr. Trump, however, seems to have escaped the minds of Americans since the Trump Administration began. In fact, it seems as though the Democrat’s arguments for impeachment are more based on semantics than what can be proven through actual evidence. When the President was elected in 2016 the average American impression of the man was that he was a slightly uneducated man who stood up for rural American beliefs. The average Democrat’s impression of the man was that he was completely unfit for office and had had no knowledge of how to properly run a government. Regardless of all this, you have to acknowledge that the man has accomplished something within his lifespan. Then you have to look at just how he did accomplish these things if the man is in fact, as foolish as the Democrat’s claim.
The answer to this is quite simple, Trump happens to have higher intelligence than people perceive him to have. Achieving what he has achieved in his lifespan is no laughing matter and not just any individual would’ve been able to do it. Not only did Trump achieve the highest possible position for any politician, but he also spent a multitude of years before it growing his outstanding fortune. Just looking at what he’s done is enough to see that he clearly has some quantity of intelligence. Furthermore, to assume that an ignorant person could become the president of the United States by popular election is simply absurd. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a look at what else has the Democrat’s riled up, starting with the most obvious one, impeachment.
Following the Senate’s acquittance of President Trump, on both impeachment charges, we could see a few heated results. First of all, during the entirety of the impeachment process, all Republicans save 1 voted in support of total acquittance. On the flipside, 3 Democrats crossed party lines to vote in favor of acquittance for the President. One of the 3, Jeff Van Drew, a representative from New Jersey stated, “This is about the proper and appropriate use of one of the most serious actions you can take in the United States of America, other than declaring war.” Van Drew credited his reasons for switching parties to his strong beliefs that the Democratic Party was using their impeachment power far too lightly in the case of President Trump. Van Drew went on to say how welcoming the House Republicans had been to him after his decision to switch parties. However, when the Impeachment charges hit the Senate floor it was the Republicans turn to lose unanimous support for their side.
Mitt Romney, a Republican Senator decided that his vote on the Impeachment papers would side with the Democrats. Regardless of this display, the Senate still failed to come close to the two-thirds majority needed for impeachment. In fact, they didn’t even gain majority favor on either charge. The impeachment trial of President Trump was indeed one of the most perfect party-line votes to ever have been made. The unfortunate thing that this shows us about American politics nowadays is that politicians are attributing more of their decision-making process to which party they are affiliated with, rather than what they know to be right and what they know to be wrong.