To Impeach or Not to Impeach – Say No to Impeachment

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To Impeach or Not to Impeach – Say No to Impeachment

By Luke Hulbert and Chris Mezza

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President Donald J. Trump has recently been booed multiple times while attending major sporting events. At Nationals Park in Washington D.C. in game five of the World Series, the President was booed by the stadium for attending. Then again, on November 2nd, Trump was booed at the UFC 244 match: Masvidal vs. Diaz.

Other presidents have also been booed at MLB games, including George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama. 

Booing the President is rude and ungrateful. Trump is the President of the United States, and whether people like him or not, he is to be respected.

If people want to protest President Trump’s position, they shouldn’t do it while he is trying to enjoy a baseball game or a UFC match. Those events should not become political. People should appreciate that he is taking time out of his busy day to make an appearance in the community and around the world.

After all, the country elected him through the Electoral College as President, so instead of boos, he should be greeted with applause.  If people want to make a change, they should do so at the ballot box rather than from their box seats at sporting events in a tagalong mob. 

This situation is giving Republicans what they want, the ability to blame liberals for constantly “witch-hunting” President Trump. Democratic Senator Christopher Coons argued against the booing, believing that it was uncivil.

“I’m enough of a sort of traditionalist about our institution booing s that even at a time when there is a lot that our president does that I find disturbing, offensive, unconventional, I have a hard time with the idea of a crowd on a globally televised sporting event chanting ‘lock him up’ about our President,” said Coons.

In a time of great political divide, and also an upcoming election, people sometimes forget what brings the country together. Life in America may not always be perfect, but we are incredibly lucky to be here. When Americans are trying to bond at a sporting event, they should be okay with the President attending since he is a citizen like any of them.

Following the booing incidents, the House of Representatives also began its impeachment hearings.  The President has been accused of pressuring the President of Ukraine into finding information that would negatively affect his fellow candidate.

Before President Trump, the only presidents who had been impeached were Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Neither of these two presidents were removed from office and they completed their terms.

“You can disapprove of something a president did without removing him from office. After all, if bad judgment was an impeachable offense, every administration would die a thousand deaths,” says Scott Jennings of the LA Times.

There is clearly insufficient evidence to prove that the President committed a crime, and it is an impeachable offense. By publicly booing and impeaching President Trump, it will fuel republicans against democrats and help him in the next election. 

Democrats should focus more on finding a candidate who can debate and defeat President Trump, not on removing him a year before he leaves office.