How does the community feel about Trump’s impeachment trials?

In retrospect on the Capitol insurrection that took place on January 6th, the community reflects on the justification of Trump’s impeachment trials.

After the storming of the Capitol on January 6th, Trump has been charged with one article of impeachment – incitement of insurrection.

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After the storming of the Capitol on January 6th, Trump has been charged with one article of impeachment – incitement of insurrection.

On December 18, 2019, a trial started. A trial for the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump, being charged with two articles of impeachment against the president – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. 

Starting from a House inquiry, the inquiry alleged that Trump had solicited foreign interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, with a call to the Ukrainan president Volodymyr Zelensky. The trial ended on February 5, 2020 with the President being acquitted by the U.S. Senate. 

Recently, on February 8, 2021, the now-former president is to be charged with one article of impeachment – incitement of insurrection, after the storming of the U.S. Capital on January 6, 2021. 

Both of these impeachments have affected the nation as a whole, but what do people in the Granite Bay community think about these impeachments? 

“The first impeachment (occurred when) I was in my core class, right before the Constitution test,¨ freshman Madeline Mclaughin said.. “And the second impeachment I found out about … through Tiktok.”

Mclaughin feels that at the time of the first impeachment, she didn’t necessarily understand or care about politics; however, now she has educated herself and feels that both the impeachments were justified. 

“It wasn’t very smart of the senate not to impeach him the first time, because he is a bad person,” Mclaughin said. 

On the other hand, community member, Heidi Kniesel cares little about the impeachment trials. 

“The impeachment doesn’t concern me,” Kniesal said. “There’s nothing we can do at this point.”

I think there was a lot of good stuff happening with Trump, and there were riots. I agreed with some and disagreed with some of his actions.”

— Heidi Kniesal

Additionally, Kniesel said that the impeachment at this time is pointless and will just cost taxpayers extra money. 

¨I think there was a lot of good stuff happening with Trump, and there were riots,” Kniesel said. “I agreed with some and disagreed with some of his actions.”

Similarly, freshman Brenden Hackett, agreed with Kniesel in the regard that he doesn’t really care about the impeachment trials, but he thought it was funny that they tried to impeach him again. 

“Well if it was actually a bad thing that happened, then yes (impeaching the president is the right course of action),” Hackett said. 

Further, freshman Lizzy Harlan said that she thinks impeaching the president was the right course of action.

¨People seem happier, and the American flag seems less racist,” Harlan said.

Ultimately, for the community of Granite Bay, people seem to have different opinions on Trump’s impeachments.

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