By Ruben Colffer
Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local
President Trump was impeached on Wednesday by the House of Representatives for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. Trump becomes the third president in the history of the United States to be accused of committing several misdemeanors. At the moment the Senate is holding the trial to decide whether to acquit him or remove him from his position.
According to the Democratic Party this impeachment is an urgent action to stop a dishonest President.
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, had opted to hold the articles of impeachment to the Senate until the superior room would give the case a fair hearing.
However, this could keep matters on standby for an unknown period of time, holding up the start of a trial.
“We will make our decision as to when we are going to send it when we see what they are doing on the Senate side,” said Ms. Pelosi. “So far we have not seen anything that looks fair to us.”
On the charge of abuse of power, only two Democrats opposed. The article accuses President Trump of a corrupt use of government power to have assistance from Ukraine to damage his Democratic rivals’ reputation and credibility. Regardless of the opposition from Republicans it passed 230 to 197.
On the article of obstruction of Congress the vote was 229 to 198. In this case a third Democrat joined Republicans in opposition.
During a speech, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell disapproved the ways House Democrats have been conducting these circumstances:
“House Democrats embarked on the most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history.”
McConnell also referred to the two impeachment articles as “fundamentally unlike any articles that any prior House of Representatives has ever passed.”
“The framers built the Senate to provide stability…to keep partisans passions from boiling over. Moments like this are why the United State Senate exists,” he said.
McConnell also referred to the delay tactic as an act of cowardice.
“Speaker Pelosi suggested that House Democrats may be too afraid to even transmit their shoddy work product to the Senate,” he said.
Unlike his predecessors who thought of resigning during times like these, President Trump took his rage to social media posting angry statements and defending himself.
“Such atrocious lies by the radical Left, do nothing Democrats. This is an assault on America, and an assault on the Republican Party!!!,” he said on Twitter.
Because of the holidays, the House is scheduled to leave at the end of this week. If Mrs. Pelosi does not give the articles to the Senate by then, there is a chance that we will have to wait until January of 2020 for this matter to be resolved.