To Impeach or Not to Impeach?

About the Mueller Report and the controversy behind it

Gabby Duga, Staff Writter

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SIGN OF APPROVAL, EH?

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SIGN OF APPROVAL, EH? Mr Trump’s approval of his “exoneration” of the Mueller Report

The Mueller Report has been out since April 18 and the contents of the report are damning beyond our own comprehension. Americans, in general, are quite divided whether or not they care about the Mueller Report or even yet, bringing the impeachment grounds to the House floor, they reckon that they play the same ole music but on a different tune. But it seems rather disingenuous because the evidence of the report is now out in the open and the people need to know and decide accordingly.

When the Mueller Report came out, it was right to assume and inquire whether or not the Democrats should either stay away from the impeachment process or commence the impeachment process. But then again, if the House of Representatives cannot proceed to discuss or bring the grounds of impeachment against President Donald Trump, there is something totally wrong about it and urgent action needs to be taken into consideration. However, many American people are convinced that the grounds of impeachment against President Trump is the only way to bring back dignity towards our presidency.

The reason why the grounds of impeachment are necessary to be presented on the floor of the House of Representatives as soon as possible, because the president of the United States broke his oath of office and committed crimes against the country by repeatedly obstructing justice, colluding with Russian interference in 2016 Presidential Election and using campaign finance money to shut up the people; and many Democrat members of the Judiciary Committee can tell you that those two grounds are very sufficient and evident that this president needs to be impeached, immediately, and held accountable for wrongdoings.

Before proceeding to bring the arguments of why members of Congress need to bring the grounds of impeachment to the House of Representatives, the issue of impeachment in a sense has a huge political implication that will have a lasting effect not just in the life of our nation but it reflects if our institutions shall protect our Constitution at its core. Although impeaching the president of the United States may be risky and suicidal, it is an inherent responsibility that is imposed on the 435 members of the House of Representatives. Impeachment is the only way to return the decency and dignity of the office of the presidency to its honourable and stately place that has been violated and defiled by a man who lacks morality, deference and respect in which he holds within this honourable office.

First of all, every member of the House of Representatives must now open the discussion of impeachment, at the earliest, rather than delaying it even further as we reach 2020 presidential elections. If President Trump isn’t impeached, it will embolden the President to act more and more dangerously precarious, to the point that our republic will go into shambles. It is in their constitutional duties as a body to check on the actions of the executive branch if there is a breach of action or misdeeds coming from the executive branch— the body— also known as Congress, should act accordingly to bring accountability towards the executive branch.

The second reason why Americans are becoming supportive of “impeachment talk” in Congress is that the evidence of the Mueller Report is damning. This report puts this country in a state of disrepute in which our national integrity is humiliating, to say the least. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has given Congress its hand of blessing to act and decide what action they shall take, given the evidence of obstruction of justice and tampering the witness, which is clear and concise evidence being presented to them. The decision on whether they will carry the constitutional responsibility and duties to impeach the sitting president, and cleanse the office once and for all, lays at the hands of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who is also House Judiciary Committee Chairman. However, history will judge us heavily and the judgment that comes from it, will not be so kind to us. And if history will not be kind to us, the sombre exercise of regret, anger and continuous “shoulda, coulda, woulda” will linger for us as voters, and to the posterity.

New York Times opinion columnist Charles Blow quoted the great American Revolution writer Thomas Paine who said, “In America the law is king. For as in absolute governments the king is law, so in free countries, the law ought to be king; and there ought to be no other.”

The question for us to ask is this, which one shall prevail the day and be pronounced king, the immoral president or our laws that is our Constitution?

Gabby Duga can be reached at [email protected]

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