By Iesha Little
Americans seem to be in a celebratory uproar as the announcement of President Trump’s impeachment was announced on Wednesday December 18, 2019, especially Americans of color, but what are we really celebrating? Since President Trump took office the most notable scandal has been his treatment towards immigrants and the building of the border wall to keep them out. Let’s explore how the process works and also discuss some more secure solutions to getting this president out of office.
1. Vote in the House
The House of Representatives has found him guilty of two charges; abuse of power and obstruction of justice. Most of the votes that got him impeached were from the Democratic Party while the Republican Party in the HOR withheld their votes.
2. Vote in the Senate
It is also important to mention that the Senate is mostly run by Republican representatives who will surely not vote this man out of power.
3. Impeachment or remain the Commander in Chief
With a majority republican senate we can only make an educated guess that Trump will remain president for his first full term.
THE BIG QUESTION HERE IS: If the impeachment process doesn’t prove to be successful will more minorities who are celebrating the impeachment process take matters into their own hands and vote for an incumbent president elect that we can celebrate with the entire term?
The 2020 election currently has 15 Democratic candidates and 3 Republican including Trump according to the New York Times. Of the 15 Democratic candidates there are some familiar names including Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Others include Cory Booker, Senator of New Jersey who runs his campaign based on the ideals of love, unity and equality, and believes in reversing mass incarceration. Andrew Yang is popular with the millennial generation as he famously dubs his supporters the #YangGang. Yang makes promises of a universal basic income of $1,000 for all Americans. A close friend of our favorite president, Barack Obama is in the running as well. Deval Patrick is the 2nd African American in US History to be elected governor and builds his campaign on economic development and innovation with a healthy track record of doing so as he has successfully made Massachusetts the hub for life sciences job. The impeachment process of Trump may be the trending topic now but we must look at a more secure solution to getting the President we need in office and that solution is to vote in the 2020 Presidential election.
Stay tuned as we continue to cover the candidates throughout the year!
Iesha Little is a contributing writer for the Pedestal Project, LLC. Iesha is a published photo journalist for the US Army. She is passionate about creating media content that educates, entertains, and enhances the human experience. Be sure to check out her website Goatwriting.com and follow her on IG @kosmokrave.