Opinion: The Trump Impeachment Is Purely Political

For the last year plus, much of the talk in Washington has been about the impeachment of President Trump. Just recently the House of Representatives finally signed and delivered the two articles of impeachment to the Senate – one for abuse of power and another for obstruction of justice, all stemming from a phone call that President Trump made with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he supposedly was pressuring their country to look into former Vice President Joe Biden, who just so happens to be running in the 2020 Democratic primary elections.

But let’s be blunt here – there is really nothing there. Detractors would be quick to dismiss the fact that Joe Biden himself bragged about withholding money from Ukraine in the past, a fact that is clearly evident and saved for all time on video, but the fact of the matter is that Trump did in fact have something legitimate to investigate, especially considering the inaction on this issue by the previous administration (for obvious reasons).

And people are also quick to jump on the fact that Trump is simply being opportunistic by singling out Biden’s son Hunter and his job at a Ukrainian energy company, but evidence also clearly shows that the questions surrounding Hunter are 100% legitimate. You’ve got to be crazy to just dismiss the fact that Hunter Biden, a man with no experience in the energy industry, is seemingly randomly on the board of Burisma, the aforementioned Ukrainian energy company. Add to the fact that he was making $50k a month, and something definitely seems fishy there, no matter what way you look at it.

So from the actual “probable cause” portion of this entire story, it makes sense that Trump wants to look into this sort of thing. But Democrats simply take a legitimate phone conversation (and likely one that didn’t have much weight in general) and suddenly are spinning it into a large abuse of power, all thanks to a whistleblower who in all likelihood was and still is a democratic plant.

We also know just how fruitless this impeachment trial will be simply looking at the math involved in actually getting Trump impeached. For Trump to be successfully impeached on either of the two articles of impeachment, he needs 67 senators to convict him, something that is just about impossible given that Republicans already have a solid majority in the Senate – even if the Democrats had the same majority of 53 to 47, successful impeachment is still pretty farfetched given the lack of truly damaging information.

But that didn’t stop the democrats from pushing the impeachment articles through the House, and it won’t stop the democrats from continuing to make a big deal over the impeachment trial as it goes through the Senate. The fact of the matter is that democrats want to damage Trump and his legacy. Regardless of how you feel Trump is doing for the country, it is obviously in the democrats’ best interests to undermine any success – perceived or otherwise – to voters, especially in an election year.

No matter how the impeachment trial turns out – with an overwhelming likelihood that Trump is acquitted of all impeachment offenses, the democrats will have achieved what they wanted, and that is to bring Trump down and make him look worse than he really is. However, this ironically does come at the expense of a few democratic primary candidates who are sitting U.S. senators and thus have to take time off of the campaign trail to sit through the impeachment hearings, no matter how long they take.

And what is even more ironic is the fact that one of the democratic candidates who will not run into this issue is former Vice President Joe Biden. Yup, you read that right – the very person from which all of these chains of events stemmed from, has the fast lane to securing the nomination, in what has been a truly crazy year plus. Although no one knows with absolute certainty about how the rest of this year unfolds, particular with regards to the 2020 election, it is fairly obvious to anyone with an objective mind that the impeachment in particular is as much of a political power move as any.