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Majority of Surveyed La Cañada Students Support Convicting Trump

Last updated on February 16, 2021

 February 23, 2018. President of the United States Donald Trump speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore.

Remember, let’s be polite; let’s be respectful, but most of all, let’s be outspoken.

On February 9th, 2021, the Senate trial for one article of impeachment adopted by the House of Representatives began. The first day of the Senate trial tackled the constitutionality of convicting a former president on an article of impeachment.

House Democrats and impeachment managers argued that Trump was charged while he was president, which means they are finalizing a proceeding that began while he was president. While Trump’s defense attorneys argued the Senate cannot convict a private citizen. In a 56-44 vote, the Senate concluded the trial of the former president was constitutional.

All Democratic senators and six Republican senators voted in favor of it, but it is worth noting sixty-seven senators are needed to vote in favor of conviction, almost certifying a second acquittal for the former president.

In a poll conducted by the Outspoken Oppa, 157 LC students answered the question, “Should Trump be found guilty for inciting an insurrection?” Of the 157 participants, 71% voted in favor, and 29% voted against, reaffirming the liberal political leanings of the majority of survey LC students.

Today, on Day 2 of the Senate trial, the impeachment managers will begin laying out their case against Trump. As the impeachment trial continues, legal statutes of incitement will be used, precedents will be utilized, and emotional arguments will be passionately stated.

Remember, let’s be polite; let’s be respectful, but most of all, let’s be outspoken.

The Outspoken Oppa will continue to write or report about Trump’s second impeachment trial in both the Politics and US sections.

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