The President's Impeachment In Office

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The United States is a deeply divided nation politically. While the political division has been present for several decades now, its deep-seated nature has only been laid bare by the events of the last two years or so. The criminal allegations leveled against the nation’s forty-fifth president before and after he assumed office are unprecedented in modern times. The President has not conducted himself in a manner befitting the office and appears ill-suited to run the country. Today, we have a president whose election was clouded by several controversies, and has been suspected of committing treasonous offenses but yet because of partisan politics remains in office. Furthermore, many citizens are disappointed with the current presidential status,…show more content…
Firstly, when a president appears as unbefitting to serve the country according to the majority of U.S citizens, and the senate does not take action, the current political situation accurately fits the above-mentioned description. For example, President Donald Trump has been involved in countless controversies that place doubt on his judgment and ability. He has been accused of rape, displays racist behavior and character, and has also approved of chemical attacks on Syrian Government in which incapacitated and murdered many innocent civilians, primarily affecting mostly children. He also has displayed behavior that is considered as belittling, and derogatory. However, many will probably disagree on the grounds that the President was recently sworn in and has a fresh constitutional mandate. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that talks about the current president being impeached began even before he assumed office. (Zaller 2). The fact that a president has been recently sworn in should not prevent him or her from being subjected to the rule of law. Presidents should not be above the law and if citizens feel that their presidents do not meet certain thresholds then they must be empowered to recall them. I concede that the Constitution does not provide for citizens directly impeaching…show more content…
Consistency in rulings is important because it ensures fairness. In other words, consistency means holding every individual accountable and subjecting them to the same legal standards. The ambiguity of the impeachment terms and the political nature of the process create possibilities of two presidents being differently subjected to impeachment. Of course, no two reasons for impeachment can be similar but consequences should be commensurate with offenses. For instance, Bill Clinton was impeached for obstruction of justice, and dishonesty, in a way that should not reflect presidential character, non-withstanding the fact that many other presidents epitomized the same substandard behavior, and even worse at times. President Trump is alleged to have colluded with foreign powers, which hints at treason, and has supported sexual abuse suspects (Burnett 14) but is still
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