Thursday 6 February 2020

Trump Impeachment Ends

President Donald Trump has been acquitted in his trial by the United States Senate following his impeachment. He was found not guilty on all charges. It was obvious this was going to be the outcome. Of the hundred Senators, fifty-two are Republicans, a small majority. As it happened they voted along party lines with two exceptions, one Democrat and one Republican; so the results were the same as a pure partisan vote. In order to remove Trump from office there needs to be two-thirds in favour of it; completely impossible. The accusation was that President Trump abused his position and also obstructed Congress over an incident in which he conferred with the president of Ukraine about Hunter Biden, the son of his main political rival, Joe Biden. Biden Jr was involved with a local oil company called Burisma. I discuss it in more detail in this Third Rail Radio programme: Impeachments of US Presidents are very rare. They have only happened three times in the nation's history. In 1998 Bill Clinton was impeached and also acquitted. You have to go all the way back to 1868 for the previous example in which the seventeenth US President, Andrew Johnson (not the 9/11 researcher), was impeached for "high crimes and misdemeanours". He was also acquitted just like the incumbent. The whole story is very complicated, and I go into more detail in the Third Rail show, but from what I've seen there was no cause to find Trump guilty. It is obvious that this was a trick pulled by Trump's opponents for ulterior motives. Said opponents have displayed their dishonesty and malice for the whole country to see. In this way they are very similar to the Remoaner movement in the UK. It gets even worse for them because one of their ringleaders, Nancy Pelosi, was given her copy of Trump's State of the Union Address and she tore it to shreds. This was a speech that has been well-received by the American people. It indicates that life in the USA is improving. The nation is growing stronger in its economy and the wellbeing of its citizens. America has indeed been made great again! Trump refused to shake Pelosi's hand, which is a breach of protocol because she is the Speaker of the House; but who can blame him after what she has done, see: For Pelosi to tear it up in bitterness over her failed attempt to depose the President could be interpreted as her tearing up the goodness of her country; this is political suicide for herself and for the Democratic Party. In fact Trump's approval ratings have risen significantly over this impeachment. The Democrats do not have a credible candidate to challenge Trump in the November Presidential Election, so things are looking rosy for the God Emperor. The bad guys' plans have backfired on them; an increasingly common occurrence in the post-2016 world. I'm glad this impeachment is over and we can move on from it. It has ended the way everybody knew it would. How much time, energy and taxpayers' money have been wasted on this music hall farce?


Roger said...

This aged well

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

Give it a bit more of a chance! Trump may be down, but he's not out.