Six respondents think he shouldn’t be impeached, while others say to wait for the next elections to elect a new president.
New York – Six of 30 random respondents (composed of readers of Filipino, Chinese, and American descent) subscribing to OSM! Online magazine said they were not in favor of the impeachment of President Trump, while 17 were in favor of his impeachment. Seven respondents said they had no opinion on the matter for lack of complete, unbiased information.
Today, the US Congress impeached Pres. Trump through House Resolution 755 on two accounts: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Thirty of 50 people responded (in two hours) when asked the survey question: Do you believe that Pres. Trump should be impeached? Why or why not? Only the results of the survey will be published and your identity will be protected.
Respondents who did not wish to see President Trump impeached did not believe he was not guilty of abuse of power. They only thought that it was better to wait for the next elections to be able to elect a new leader, for lack of overwhelming evidence. Others believe that an impeachment would not happen with a Republican-led Senate.
Some reasons cited by respondents:
Yes to Impeachment –
1. Yes. We cannot have a president who abuses his power and obstructs Congress.
2. Yes. He has been committing crimes against the American people since he has been using the law to make profit in his own company.
3. Yes. We need a decent and diplomatic president.
4. Yes. There is evidence but sadly literally most people don’t care. He and his people have mastered questioning facts and create a distorted reality.
5. He should be impeached. He is guilty of bribery and abuse of power.
6. Morally yes. Practically, no. Wait for the elections.
7. Absolutely. Trump is no leader to any country today and especially should not be representing America today.
8. Impeached. He broke the law.
9. Yes. He violated his oath of office.
10. Impeached. He has committed “high crime and misdemeanor.” Trump’s despicable action is against the Constitution and against the interest of the USA.
11. Yes! We don’t want a president who uses his position for personal gain. He says the economy is getting better, but the unemployment rate is still high, the living expenses continue to go up and real estate value is still under water. It’s so sad seeing people like us suffer from this administration.
12. Yes. He should stand trial before the Senate with the Chief Justice as presiding office for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. He clearly abused his power when he withheld aid to Ukraine unless Pres. Zelensky announces he was going to investigate Trump’s political opponent.
No to Impeachment –
1. No. I am afraid that impeachment may not be the best recourse as evidences presented aren’t overwhelming, compelling enough and bipartisan.
2. It is a waste of time.
3. No. The two accusations are not criminal offenses. They should be tossed out as invalid charges.
4. No. There was no quid pro quo. Trump did nothing wrong.
5. No, looking at what he has done to improve the country. No one is perfect and other politicians are much worst than him.
6. No. I think Congress should focus on doing its job and wait for the next election to remove the president from office. That’s the spirit of democracy.
(Featured photo: On the left, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Calif-R, and on the right, Rep. Steny Hamilton Hoyer, Maryland-D)