Trump is our president, for how much longer?

Dylan Williams

Donald Trump, the current president of the United States, is almost done with his time in office. Over the past four years, there has been much controversy over him being in office. However, Joe Biden had won the election and is close to becoming 46th president of the United States. Trump, and lots of other people, believe Biden did not truly win the election. Just about 2 weeks before the inauguration, things get tense.

“President trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government, threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power and imperiled a coequal branch of government.” “Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US capitol in historic second charge”, BBC News. President Trump encouraged supporters to fight for the election, as he should still be in office. He told rioters to “peacefully and patriotically” express their voices but “fight like hell”. Rioters ended up breaking into the capitol building, and tried to force lawmakers to suspend certification of the election results.

According to Washington Post, republicans believe it will take an overwhelming amount of votes to impeach Trump. However, in New York Times, it says some republicans agree with the impeachment at this point. In the New York Times article, it states the house is still debating on the impeachment of Donald Trump. It also states the impeachment staff has been named and is ready to move forward. Vice President, Mike Pence, was asked to invoke the 25th amendment to strip Trump of powers, however both Trump and Pence declined.

There are a few things that could have lead Trump to impeachment, and now it may be happening. In the Daily Herald Article, they discuss the impeachment and state that since November, “Trump repeatedly lied about the election results and tried to subvert the results, actions that built anger among his followers”. “Trump is a national security threat” according to Lauren Underwood in the article. “When Donald Trump told rioters to go to the capitol and fight like hell, he incited an attack on the capitol and the ideals compromising the American Dream”, stated by Raja Krishnamoorthi in the article. By telling rioters to voice their opinion, Trump started an even bigger issue. 

With everything else going on in the world, the last thing we need is an attack on our capitol. Trump did something wrong, and further needs to see the consequences. It may be close to the inauguration, but the impeachment is looking like it may happen and Donald Trump may be out of office sooner than anyone thought.