Sad But Long-Awaited Times

Whether you support our president or not, as a nation we can take no joy from yesterday’s news. Impeachment of a president is not done lightly, by any means, but Trump has never accepted that a president can’t just do whatever he wants to do and I’m sorry it’s taken so long for the existing checks and balances to kick in.

It’s important to note that this first step is an inquiry as to whether impeachment is truly warranted and should be taken to the House floor for a vote. If that happens, and a simple majority of the House votes for impeachment, then the Senate would need a two-thirds majority to remove him from office and, quite frankly, I believe that is unlikely to happen.

So why go to all this trouble? For one thing, the proceedings should at least make Trump understand that he is not above the law, a one-man show with no holds barred, and hopefully reign in his egregious behavior somewhat. Maybe he and his appointees would show a little restraint before destroying more of what makes America a good place to be. Truthfully, I’m not sure I want Trump to be convicted and ousted from office because I believe Pence is even more dangerous because he is a man who would be taken seriously and some of his beliefs are alarming.

Whatever finally plays out, the coming months are going to be both painful and compelling. I have a strong sense of relief that many of our elected representatives are finally saying “NO” to the man and I hope it won’t backfire on us. If nothing else, it might help us regain a small bit of our reputation in the global community.

We’ll see.

7 thoughts on “Sad But Long-Awaited Times

  1. Trump tried to run the country the way he runs his businesses. I’m sensing relief that he’s finally being called accountable for his actions. Very well said.

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  2. Trump has operated all his life using the playbook of a mafia don. He uses innuendo and weasel words and let’s underlings do his dirty work so he cannot be held accountable under the law. I agree with you that this is most likely a futile effort but it is important to take a stand for what is right. As much as Trump’s behavior disgusts me, I am even more saddened by the people who refuse to acknowledge there is anything wrong with what he does. I’m not sure we can ever recover from this debacle.

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  3. I HOPE something comes of all this. The pot is still stirring, a few days after your post, but it looks promising so far. I’m confident the tide will change, but worried about how hard it’s going to be to put our country back on the track to equal rights for all citizens–and everything else he’s messed up. Best would be if all his judge appointments could be nullified, but I don’t know about that. We’ll see.

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