As whistleblowers shed light on Trump, impeachment support rises

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As whistleblowers shed light on Trump, impeachment support rises

On Oct. 14, President Trump tweeted that the whistleblowers identity must be revealed. He also insisted that the whistblower must testify.

On Oct. 14, President Trump tweeted that the whistleblowers identity must be revealed. He also insisted that the whistblower must testify.

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On Oct. 14, President Trump tweeted that the whistleblowers identity must be revealed. He also insisted that the whistblower must testify.

Courtesy of Creative Commons

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On Oct. 14, President Trump tweeted that the whistleblowers identity must be revealed. He also insisted that the whistblower must testify.

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 Throughout the last couple of weeks, more news has emerged on the allegations made by the whistleblowers shedding light on President Donald Trump and his administration. The legal counsel of the original whistleblower has come out to state that they are now representing “multiple whistleblowers in connection to the underlying August 12, 2019, disclosure to the Intelligence Community Inspector General,” Trump has come out once again to ask foreign governments to investigate his opponents, the White House has done everything in their power to stop people from testifying in congress, and last Thursday morning two associates of Rudy Guliani, the former Mayor of New York and personal lawyer of the president, were arrested due to their part in a conspiracy to funnel foreign money into U.S. elections.

This is not looking good for Trump. In the latest polls, there is a record number of people coming out in support of impeachment. Even Fox News, the president’s most adamant defender, has come out with the most unfavorable poll yet. This latest poll by Fox News shows that support for impeachment and removal from office is now at fifty-one percent, and showing that it rose by nine percent since July.  

In Congress, 14 House Republicans are leaning in favor of the oversight process. Mark Amodei, the representative from the second district of Nevada, stated to reporters that they should “put it through the process and see what happens.” With the vast majority of the House of Representatives being in favor of the impeachment inquiry, and with a great number of members of the Democratic Party being outspoken supporters of impeaching the president, it is extremely likely that the president will be impeached by the House of Representatives. But to remove someone from office the individual needs to be impeached by both chambers of Congress, and if the current republican senators have shown anything it is that they are not going to do anything that would go against Trump. 

There are currently 53 Republican senators in Congress and not one of them has spoken in favor of impeachment. Republican senators have taken a slap on the wrist approach, claiming that there is no need for impeachment and that the investigation is a “partisan witch-hunt.” And while there are reportedly thirty republican senators that would vote to impeach Trump “if they could do so anonymously,”  it only shows the cowardice in the Republican party. It was not that long ago that Republicans proudly referred to themselves as the “law and order party” but what they have been showing is that they are the party of spineless cowards and bootlickers. 

Where are those republican morals they so proudly shoved in everyone’s face? Did they ever have them? They most likely never did. It was all show and no tell.  The only Republican senator that went openly against the President was Senator McCain, and it would seem that the last ounce of integrity in the Republican party died with the late Senator John McCain.