Updated: Dec 14, 2019
Today on December 12, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee voted on the Article of Impeachments on Donald Trump and have decided to move forward with the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.
There were a total of two articles of impeachments: (1) abuse of power and (2) Obstruction toward the congress during investigation.
Both articles received 23 yeas and 17 nays. With yeas having the higher vote, the process of impeachment will continue with the Senate trial.
On Dec, 5, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi delivered the statement on impeachment. "We are here to discuss the Presidents failure to faithfully execute the Law...James Madison warned that the President might betray his trust to foreign powers which might be fatal to the Republic... The President is not King, the People are the King. Therefore they created a constitutional remedy to protect against the dangerous or corrupt leader-- impeachment," said Pelosi.
In simple terms, impeachment is a charge against a government official. Impeachment does not guarantee the removal of someone from office. It states the charges against the official. If charged, the official is then removed.
When a President is impeached his/her powers are suspended and the Constitutional Court moves on the decision to remove him/her from office.
If President Trump is impeached, the next in line for office is between Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi.
If both President Trump and Vice President Pence are removed from office, the United States will receive their first female president ever.
According to fivethirtyeight.com, there are 7 ways Impeachment could shape the 2020 election. Three of the ways are.
1. Trump loses everything. Pence loses election.
2. Pence becomes president and wins election.
3. Trump isn't impeached.
one more way consists of:
4. Both Trump and Pence are impeached and Pelosi becomes president and wins election.
No matter the impeachment, the 2020 elections will still proceed and grant the U.S. their next appointed official.