House resolution blocked, but only at first

Autumn Page, Staff Reporter

Last week the capital was proven to be one of the least secured government buildings in the world. The whole “civil war” that Trump supporters thought would be a good idea and flooded the Capitol — yeah, great time.

That caused many people to, once again, question why he’s still in a position of power. This led to more calls of impeachment and a call for Vice President Mike Pence to use his 25th amendment right.

Nancy Pelosi, the House of Representatives speaker, called for Pence to use this right. House Republicans on Monday blocked a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence and cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office.

Trump’s past came to bite him, as the word “impeachment” was thrown out onto the floor. The next day, Pelosi brought up impeaching Trump – again – and Pence had 24 hours to make a decision.

Like the phrase you’ve always heard, expect the unexpected, it happened a couple days later.

On January 13, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump – and won. According to BBC News, the House of Representatives voted 232 to 197 to impeach Trump. Their reasons were allegedly for inciting rioters who stormed the Capitol.

Trump had given a speech where he urged the protesters to “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard, but to also “fight like hell” against an election. To be honest, I think this is too much of a reason.

Looking at all the stuff he initiated in his four years should be enough reason, while acknowledging the fact that he’s been impeached before. For example, economic inequalities, a fractured health care system, riots and destroyed cities, unnecessary deaths and important social movements.

He’s the only president in history to be impeached twice. Trump has to face a Senate trial, but a date has yet to be set.

Anyway, it’s better that the house went with impeachment because the 25th Amendment can only be invoked by the vice president and a majority of Cabinet members.

Congress controls the impeachment process, and if a vice president and Cabinet were to remove a president under the 25th Amendment, that president could still run for future office. I have a bone to pick with this, so we’ll use Trump as an example.

This man has proven repeatedly that he cannot handle a position of power – nonetheless the highest position of power you can get – yet he’d still be allowed to run for an influential position of power? When Americans have repeatedly tried to get him out of office, and over two million Americans died because COVID-19 and his decisions as president.

No matter what anyone says, if Trump had taken COVID-19 more seriously, millions of families wouldn’t be missing someone or multiple people. Yet, Trump can still run even after being impeached twice.

The only way he wouldn’t be able to run again is if lawmakers voted to bar a president from ever serving again. I have little faith in this whatsoever. Also, am I the only one terrified of what’s going to happen next? I have learned to never doubt what his supporters will do to protect Mr. Trumpie, and that scares me.