The United States House of Representatives will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of justice of Congress; both charges are linked to his actions surrounding a July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
It is important to note that despite the move towards impeachment, there is evidence suggesting public impeachment proceedings could be helping President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, a new Gallup poll shows public opinion is shifting regarding President Trump’s conduct.
- President Donald Trump’s approval rating has grown to 45% from 39%.
- Support for Trump’s impeachment has dropped to 46% from 52%
The details from the report illustrate American’s support for impeachment is waning. That said, Donald Trump’s current numbers on impeachment closely align with Richard Nixon in the spring of 1974. Richard Nixon would later resign before the House Judiciary Committee came to a vote.
Donald Trump Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Donald Trump sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on eve of impeachment vote a letter. In the letter, Trump calls the Impeachment the Salem Witch Trials and questioned whether Pelosi prays for him.
The letter says, “This impeachment represents an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power by Democrat Lawmakers, unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history.”
President Trump adds, “Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying you pray for the President when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense.”
A whistleblower complaint about Donald Trump’s actions on July 25th caused the Impeachment proceeds, and it became clear Trump’s behavior could be grounds for impeachment.
Before the whistleblower complaint, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California had no plans of impeaching President Donald Trump. In an interview with the Washington Post magazine, she said, “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”
But that all changed when the whistleblower complaint surfaced.