Nation in Turmoil as President Faces Impeachment

Eric Barrera

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Congress is holding an impeachment inquiry on Donald Trump after a whistle-blower reported that Trump had called the president of Ukraine and told him to investigate Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden. A whistle-blower is someone who informs on a person or organization engaged in illegal activity.
“They should investigate the Bidens,” Trump said to CNBC reporters. “Likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens, because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine.” He was referring to moments after he discussed upcoming trade talks with China and said that, “if they don’t do what we want, we have tremendous power.”
This national issue is having a local effect, as community members struggle to come to terms with this most recent controversy.
“I feel like the so called whistle-blower is fake because if they can’t come out to the world, that’s unprofessional and there was nothing bad in the phone call,” said Abigail Hulce, Sedro-Woolley High School alumni.
Trump kept voicing his opinion on Twitter. “If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal,” Trump tweeted.
Democrat Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris inboxed Twitter to ban Trump from Twitter according to Verge News.
Trump admitted to calling Ukraine president. “Yeah, he admitted to doing it plus with Trump he has no emotion and no filter,” Hulce said.
Trump came under fire for tweeting that if he’s impeached, there would be a second Civil War.
He has also been criticised for allegedly stating in private that immigrants should be shot in the legs and a moat should be built at the border, filled with dangerous reptiles, according to the New York Times.
Trump has since voiced his denial to saying this on Twitter. “Now the press is trying to sell the fact that I wanted a moat stuffed with alligators and snakes, with an electrified fence and sharp spikes on top at our Southern Border. I may be tough on Border Security, but not that tough. The press has gone Crazy. Fake News!” He tweeted on October 2.
Some people believe that what Trump says and tweets is inappropriate for a President to be doing and saying. “I think it’s good they’re taking him out, they need to impeach him to better the country,” said Jeslie Gonzales, senior at Sedro-Woolley High School.
A second whistle-blower, who is a CIA officer who once worked at the White House, reported that Trump had dealings with Ukraine.
In response, Trump took to Twitter once again. “Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser, the so-called ‘Whistleblower’ represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way,” Trump tweeted on September 29.
Some people don’t agree with the actions Trump has taken. “I think it’s unprofessional because it goes against the rules of presidency,” said SWHS junior Kiesha Morales.
Trump tried finding out who the whistle-blower is and offered a $50K reward for leads on who they are.“I think it’s good, but he put himself in danger by maybe getting discovered,” said Jeslie Gonzales senior at Sedro-Woolley High School.
“I want to know who’s the person. Who’s the person who gave the whistle-blower the information? Because that’s close to a spy. You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used to handle it a little differently than we do now,” Trump said at a private event at the Intercontinental Hotel in New York City.
Currently, Nancy Pelosi, who is the Speaker of the House is still investigating Trump, but it’s going to take a while to see whether he will be impeached or not.