It’s a fair question, because it has been debated for years by the media, the Congress, and the public. The only thing that is certain is that the impeachment inquiry is now over. However, it is still the subject of a fair amount of debate.
Senator Richard Shelby has been a bit quieter this week about the events of last year. He has called the charges against President Trump “credible,” but has never really gone to the heart of the matter.
A former Republican Senator from Mississippi, Richard Shelby was the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 18 years and a member of the Senate for almost a half century. He was also a US Senator from 1989-2011. During his tenure, he introduced two amendments to the Constitution. One of them was the Impeachment Remedy (Impeachment Hearings) Act of 1989, which set up a process for impeachment in the US Senate.
A few years down the line after the first impeachment hearings, in 1993, there was a second and much more substantive impeachment hearing in which the committee had to deal with the questions of whether President Clinton committed perjury in his testimony.
While the hearings themselves were important, the impeachment process as a whole has an effect on how voters think about current US political leaders. For example, the first impeachment was a political non-starter in Congress. People thought it was not a matter of the president being corrupt and wanting to remove him, but rather that he was an honest man who was being used by the government to cover up for an illegal and immoral business deal. The first impeachment hearings in the country did not have the same effect.
For some people, the politics of impeachment is not a matter of how they feel about the president at a particular moment. It is instead about how they feel about the president at a particular time. It is a question of how they feel about the president at a particular time and situation. In other words, the time-frame in which they feel the president is corrupt is not something they can change by simply voting for an impeachment.
It’s the timing that matters, not the content. The last time we had impeachment hearings, it was the year 2004. With our current president having been in office since January 2009, we are now in the middle of an ongoing impeachment process. The American people have already shown their disgust with the president many times. They have not just rejected him, they have castigated him and called him names like “liar” and “fraud.
When we started impeachment process, we used to call President John Snow in office because he was a fraud. Snow is known for his fraud and has a reputation that has gotten very long-term, and the impeachment process has not only put him in a quandary, but it has also made him a bad man. We’ll never do impeachment, but we can call him as a member of the family of the President who is not his brother.
The second and biggest issue that I can think of is the possibility of impeachment.
If you look at the history of impeachment, it is the process of trying to remove a president. And what it shows us is that impeachment is an extremely difficult process. I’m not going to go into how difficult it is, but I will note that it is extremely difficult for two reasons. First, even a single vote in the House of Representatives is a very large percentage of the total number of votes in the House of Representatives.