RunDogGun wrote:lilfishi22 wrote:Agree with sunskerr
Impeachment is a ways off time with the Senate majority. Nothing will come off it and Trump will get the pleasure of doubling down on the - I did nothing wrong mantra
Dems are wasting time
It may be futile, but it had to be done. If the legislative branch didn't do their job of oversight over the executive branch, and in this case the president has committed multiple crimes while in office, then we lose a foundational part of our government. Checks and balances keep us from becoming a dictatorship or monarchy, which our founders spoke at great lengths about. Not to mention that this particular crime was designed to influence an upcoming election.
If a president is allowed to commit crimes, withhold evidence of that crime from the American people, then he should be removed from office. It is scary watching a senate majority go along with the coverup. Hopefully some will grow a spine and ask for relevant witnesses and documents. The people have a right to know what people who work for them are doing.
I kind of think it's a waste of time. I'm not American so I'm not as well educated in the American government than I would like to be but knowing and given the obstacles in the way of the actual removal from office (ie Republican majority in Senate), it feels like a waste of time.
And regarding influence for the upcoming election, I think it might have the opposite effect that the Dems hoped to see. I think it's possible that there is a bigger divide among Americans because of this and some might even see it as the witch hunt narrative that Trump had created.