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Impeachment is broken. Impeach Trump, anyway.


In 1788, three founding fathers made the case
for the US constitution in a series of essays called “The Federalist Papers”. And if you want
to understand why impeachment is broken today, it’s worth starting there. With what they thought it would look like if it worked. In Federalist 65, Alexander
Hamilton makes the case for the way the Framers designed the impeachment power. The House brings impeachment, but it’s the Senate that decides whether to convict and remove. Not the Supreme Court, or some other independent tribunal. A bunch of politicians.
Why? Why give them that power? Here’s the argument Hamilton makes: Impeachment, he says, poses a special problem.
It’s meant for offenses that are “POLITICAL” — he writes “political” in all caps, for emphasis — “as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.” Stop for a moment on what Hamilton means there. Impeachment isn’t just for crimes. Perfectly legal acts can injure a society. James Madison said a president
could be impeached for “the wanton removal of meritorious officers” — that is to say,
the President can be impeached for firing good people for no reason. Not a crime, but it is impeachable. You can see this
in the first impeachment in American history. It was a Federal Judge, John Pickering, in
1803. Pickering was an alcoholic and a bully, and historians think he was probably suffering from early-stage dementia. Among the charges brought against him were “loose morals and intemperate habits.”
Is that really… a crime? No, it’s not a crime. But he was impeached, convicted by the Senate, and removed from office, anyway. It was an injury to the society he was serving The way he acted on the bench to the House and the Senate was not acceptable. In some ways, it would be easier if impeachment were just for crimes. And that was considered. Crimes have definitions.
At least in theory they have definitions. Political offenses are harder to define and the problem
with political offenses, as Hamilton said, is They get politicized. One man’s political offense is another man’s bold act to defend his party and country. That’s the problem, Hamilton said. Political offenses “agitate the
passions of the whole community” they “divide it into parties.” Once that happens,
the danger is that impeachment will be decided “more by the comparative strength
of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.” And if that happened,
it would lose credibility. Everything about impeachment rests on the independence and authority and legitimacy of the body charged with the role. You needed
a body in touch with the people, but above the petty considerations of parties, and factions,
and fad. You needed a body the public could trust. trust. Hamilton admitted there was no perfect
answer. But the Senate, with its six-year terms and staggered elections, the Senate
came closest. Hamilton argued that no “other body would be likely to feel CONFIDENCE ENOUGH
IN ITS OWN SITUATION, to preserve, unawed and uninfluenced, the necessary impartiality between
an INDIVIDUAL accused, and the REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE.” He was wrong. “This week the president has admitted to
asking the president of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically …” President Donald Trump faces possible impeachment
after repeatedly asking the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. He did all this a week after Trump froze military aid to Ukraine. When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky brought up the aid, Trump responded in a call record
his own White House released: “I would like you to do us a favor though” and then he turned the conversation back to investigating Joe Biden. All of this, again, confirmed in a call record released by
Trump’s own White House. “This is about abuse of power by an overreaching
executive. Something the founding fathers feared.” Using the power of the Presidency to pressure
a foreign government to investigate your domestic political rivals.  I would say that’s somewhat worse
than the wanton of removal of meritorious officers. But even if that goes to full impeachment,
the President will be tried in the Senate. And he would not be tried in the Senate
as Hamilton imagined it: the impartial Senate Hamilton hoped we’d have. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell already said,
“If this is the ‘launching point’ for House Democrats’ impeachment process, they’ve
already overplayed their hand.” “From my point of view, to impeach any president
over a phone call like this would be insane.” Alexander Hamilton wrote in defense of a political system he thought would resist organized political parties. The
modern Senate, like the House, is controlled by political parties. And it is a political party
Donald Trump leads. We’ve gone from having impeachment as a political remedy for political offenses
to a partisan remedy for political offenses. So let’s be honest. It is very, very unlikely,
no matter what Trump has done, that he will be removed from office by the Senate. He is
being tried not before the unawed, uninfluenced body Hamilton imagined, but by his co-partisans,
whose fortunes are tied together with his. They will protect him at all costs because
protecting him is protecting them. So rather than just looking at what impeachment
can’t do, I want to look at what it can do. Because even a broken impeachment process isn’t
useless. Impeachment can act as a sanction to Trump. It can unearth information voters will need when deciding whether to reelect the President, and it
will provide a warning to foreign countries that would seek influence over our politics. I’m Liliana Mason. I’m a professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland. Lilliana Mason studies partisan polarization and how it’s warping the American political system. The most of what I do is actually looking at the ways that the public understands and
interprets what’s happening. And in an interview she made this great point to me: Voters are so overwhelmed with
information all the time that it’s hard to sort of have a focusing event for them where
they get to really pay attention to what’s happening and learn some new things. And that’s
one thing that these hearings would do. We have to think of it as more than just removal. Impeachment is a form of public disgrace.
To be one of only four Presidents in American history, even if you are not convicted
by the Senate, is to know an asterisk will be forever attached to your presidency. It
will make just about every single person now in the country seriously consider whether or
not you did something wrong. That’s not as strong a punishment as removal
from office, but it might lead to removal from office. In impeachment, yes, it is the House’s role is to bring the case and it is the Senate’s role to judge the accused. In an era of of partisanship like we have now,
it’s very very difficult for it to work properly. The problem facing the country right now is that
Senate leadership would almost certainly not convict the accused,
no matter what the accused did. But the Senate is not the only possible
judge of President Donald Trump. Public opinion is ultimately, I think, the jury that Democrats in the House are playing to. Look, in the previous two modern impeachments, you could see the effects on public opinion. Well, for Nixon, as the public learned more about what had happened, approval of both the impeachment
process and removal increased. For Clinton, his approval went up. As citizens
learned more about the details of Clinton’s crime, I think the approval went up because they sort of found
that there wasn’t a whole lot that he had done. It was gross, but it didn’t, maybe, seem like the
Constitution required that he be removed. But both of those impeachments
began in the president’s second term. They weren’t going to face the voters again. The difference, this time, is the impeachment process
began before Trump has won reelection. And, make no mistake, Trump’s offense
here was all about the 2020 election. It is about what is proper for the President to do
when running for reelection. It is about whether he can use his office, the most powerful office we gift upon someone, that we entrust him with, to enlist foreign governments
as allies in shaping American elections This one- THIS one, was about us.
What we would see, what we would know. What we would be made to believe.
So maybe we, the voters, are actually the right jury here. Trump wanted to run for reelection atop a
booming economy: “Make America great again!” Now he is going to run as a candidate arguing that
when he said, “I need you to do me a favor, though” of the Ukrainian President, it didn’t quite
rise to the level of quid pro quo. I’m not a political consultant, but,
“I’m not quite a crook” isn’t a great bumper sticker. In his farewell address, President George
Washington spoke against “the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party.”
In particular, he warned that partisan infighting, it “opens the door to foreign influence and
corruption.” In 2016, Russia reached deep into the US presidential election to help elect
Donald Trump and their investment paid off in spades. Trump has defended and praised Putin,
he’s undermined NATO, he’s made American politics more fractious and polarized and chaotic than ever. But it paid off for Trump.
He’s President, and the Mueller report, it carried no direct consequence for him.
That’s the context in which he asked Ukraine to help him in 2020. After all, it worked
the first time. Partisanship, opening the country to this kind of foreign influence, and then
protecting the foreigners who influenced it after they do, that is exactly what Washington and Hamilton
feared the system they designed couldn’t handle. The question for a foreign country, facing an opportunity or potentially a presidential request to intervene in America’s election, is what they may gain and what they may lose. For Ukraine, the possible gains were clear:
military aid they desperately needed and anything else that might flow
from nurturing Trump’s goodwill. But the spotlight of impeachment
makes the costs clearer, too. A foreign country asked to intervene in an
American election may see its activities exposed, much to the fury of the other political party.
Much to the fury even of the public. Ukraine may have wanted Trump’s goodwill, but it doesn’t want the Democrats’ ill will. It doesn’t want the distraction or infamy
of this investigation. Impeachment, in this case, acts
as a message to other countries too: You don’t want to be part of our circus. Even so,
we do live now in the world Washington feared. Republicans are falling in line behind Trump,
they are placing their loyalty to him, to each other, above any sense of public accountability. And in doing, they have opened American politics to foreign influence To foreign corruption. Partisanship like this, it
creates eras in which corruption of all kinds flourishes. Because so long as that corruption is to the benefit
of the party in power, that American politics has no true answer for official wrongdoing in periods of unified party government, it’s chilling. It’s not that the impeachment process itself isn’t working because I do think it has some benefits even without conviction. I think the frightening thing about it is that it’s impossible for it to be used if
there isn’t divided government. Look, Hamilton wasn’t, in the end,
just the author of Federalist 65. He was also the author of much of Washington’s farewell address. Sadly, it’s his pessimism about what would happen to an America driven by party, rather than his optimism about the Senate, that rings true today. And yet, even a broken impeachment
process has its uses. The House can focus the public’s attention. It can send a message to the world. It can create a record for the future. Maybe that’s not sufficient. Maybe it’s not as much as impeachment was initially designed to do. But it’s something. And it’s going to have to be enough.

100 Comments

  1. Vox
    Vox October 4, 2019

    We want to hear from you: What are your biggest questions about impeachment and the Trump-Ukraine scandal? Submit them here: http://bit.ly/31PB0Aq

  2. Matt Lawler
    Matt Lawler October 7, 2019

    Republican or Democrat, this current political climate is a joke. It's embarrassing. This is all games. No one is really doing their job.
    We need term limits, we also need to return to political office not being a career, but a service…like it used to be.
    What we have now are rats clinging to crumbs and doing all they can to hold onto their job rather than represent their constituents.

  3. JSG1138
    JSG1138 October 7, 2019

    If you really think impeaching Donald Trump and plunging this country into chaos is going to be good, I wouldn't trust you to make yourself a slice of toast.
    Impeaching Donald Trump in today's political climate will plunge this country into a war.
    The country will completely unravel

  4. Luis Angel Santos
    Luis Angel Santos October 7, 2019

    “You don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic… Impeachment is not about punishment. Impeachment is about cleansing the office. Impeachment is about restoring honor and integrity to the office.” ~ Lindsay Graham, 1999

  5. cronikproductions
    cronikproductions October 7, 2019

    Ok the president is trying to work with Ukraine to win influence over the next election. How is that any different than anyone else trying to win influence? You guys realize that they are only upset because they are political opponents.

  6. Phlegethon
    Phlegethon October 7, 2019

    Tell other countries not to mess in US politics….so who’s telling the US not to mess in their politics?

  7. max2082
    max2082 October 7, 2019

    Donald Trump will not only not be impeached but he will be reelected. What will the DNC do then?

  8. Ashton Durham
    Ashton Durham October 8, 2019

    Always enjoy Ezra’s point of view

  9. Eduard Gherasim
    Eduard Gherasim October 8, 2019

    Vox. What a joke 😂

  10. Serena Zhang
    Serena Zhang October 8, 2019

    Come on right-wingers, show me your beautiful logic: why SHOULDN'T Donald Drumpf be impeached, removed from office and sent to prison?
    Why is it OK to ask foreign countries to help to interfere in US politics?
    Why is Orange Man always right? Do you secretly long to live in a dictator state?

  11. Nerd
    Nerd October 8, 2019

    I don't care for Trump, but I honestly don't know what the big deal was. He asked someone to do an investigation. Who cares what country does in investigation? Either way who ever does the investigation is either going to dig information up, or not find anything.

  12. noahmans land
    noahmans land October 8, 2019

    why american are so fixated by their fonding father. why not change their society rule to something that is more in phase with the need of today

  13. Felix DaSilva
    Felix DaSilva October 8, 2019

    Let's see, foreign countries have information about bad people. Don't take it? Democrats =hypocrites

  14. Felix DaSilva
    Felix DaSilva October 8, 2019

    Investigate just Joe Biden? Wrong. His son as well. Please stop playing games Democrats.

  15. Felix DaSilva
    Felix DaSilva October 8, 2019

    We should thank Russia for finding out the corrupt Democrats in 2016. Where was our government? Oh, that's right, Obama.

  16. Felix DaSilva
    Felix DaSilva October 8, 2019

    The message to the world, Trump is President again!

  17. Khan The Brick
    Khan The Brick October 8, 2019

    it's not broken just because we can't get trump out

  18. ben
    ben October 8, 2019

    since when did logic join vox?

  19. PioneerBlue
    PioneerBlue October 8, 2019

    The one and a half words that's sums this all up:

    Why tho?

  20. John Pettus
    John Pettus October 8, 2019

    Even this was too tempered. Does anybody really believe that the Democrats wouldn't convict their own President if he did this? They booted Al Franken without conducting an inquiry.

    Both parties are not lawlessly partisan.

  21. Draconis The Wyvern
    Draconis The Wyvern October 8, 2019

    Lie 1: he asked Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.

    This is a blatant and provable lie. Read the transcript. An even than the call happened well before running for reelection.

    Lie 2: Russia helped Trump.

    Russia admitted to making ads for both sides and explicitly stated they were doing it with the intention of causing chaos.

    But you dont wanna talk about Russia "helping" Clinton or the UK helping Clinton. Or Saudi Arabia.

  22. photoshopknight
    photoshopknight October 8, 2019

    Trump: Ignore my Crimes

  23. Len Ovo
    Len Ovo October 8, 2019

    Trump is in big trouble for quid pro quo…try searching "getting Ukranian prosecutor fired". Biden is bragging about this !!! Trump is going down !!!

  24. audiopendent
    audiopendent October 8, 2019

    "The system is broke yo"

  25. kurihai
    kurihai October 8, 2019

    Super not okay trump

  26. Dibblydooda
    Dibblydooda October 8, 2019

    YOU FAILED TO MENTION THAT THE JOHN PICKERING IMPEACHMENT WAS SOMEWHAT OF AN EMBARASSMENT … AND THAT IN 1805 THE LAW WAS REDEFINED TO INDICATE AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE MUST BE AN INDICTABLE CRIME…

  27. Guzz
    Guzz October 8, 2019

    7:07 ur right it's partisan like when Obama wire tapped his campaign rivals. Or when Joe actually colluded with Ukraine. No one cared then

    But at least with Trump he has a benifit of the the doubt. It wasn't clear if he was just asking or not.

    8:11 he's been harder on Russia then any other president.

    Vox lies.lies.

  28. Eric
    Eric October 8, 2019

    One of the only reasons I support Trump is because he goes against the UN. He may be corrupt but he's less corrupt than most of Washington.

  29. Anonymous Bastard
    Anonymous Bastard October 8, 2019

    Trump derangement syndrome is going to provoke civil war.

  30. BC Bob
    BC Bob October 8, 2019

    That bearded dude Jesus could also return but I highly doubt it. I give it about the same chance as Trump getting impeached.😂🤣

  31. IcyLike Gucci
    IcyLike Gucci October 8, 2019

    U cant impeach Trump because u dont like him

  32. Kyle Reed
    Kyle Reed October 8, 2019

    Win an election

  33. StlDonJuan
    StlDonJuan October 8, 2019

    I really don’t agree with what trump did but I rather vote for him then the democrats mess up views and policies🤷🏼‍♂️

  34. 김재형
    김재형 October 8, 2019

    Impeachment means the democrats is very willing to sacrifice any good of this country for their own hunger for power. Make America Great Again

  35. Felipe Baez
    Felipe Baez October 8, 2019

    A message to the world: “Don’t do to other what you don’t want done to yourself.”. The US has been meddling in other countries politics and political outcomes for decades, but then once now what the US is on the other end of this scenario, not so good, right?

  36. Blue Macaw
    Blue Macaw October 8, 2019

    The quid quo pro happened when Trump asked the Ukraine to investigate Biden and he withheld money to the Ukraine. Trump's people even texted about doing all of this.

  37. Pancho
    Pancho October 8, 2019

    When all Democrats wanna do is kick the one president that had actually done anything decent in the past 20 years 😂

  38. Jay Flack
    Jay Flack October 8, 2019

    Told ya'll, nothing is going to happen and Trump will win in 2020. Sadly.

  39. Samuel Irias
    Samuel Irias October 8, 2019

    Wasn't Russias involvement in the 2016 elections debunked already?

  40. Christophe Breland
    Christophe Breland October 8, 2019

    I think OJ Simpson is a great example of how getting away with crimes emboldens one.
    Trump thought he was done from Mueller but got off he now thinks he can do anything.
    Also he doesn't know what he is doing no experience in government and is very smart in the first place along with some mental problems he will break the camel's back despite others trying to help him.
    The Mueller Report shows that if not for others he would have already been dismissed.

  41. Yasira Osiris
    Yasira Osiris October 8, 2019

    The main media are a bunch of liers and cover up corruption – how they can be talking of a crime that the president HAS NOT COMMITED – My question is why are you barking lies in your news too???? You are bunch of liers – you are not news – you are part of the corrupt stablishment- part of the deep state

  42. Benjamin Brooks
    Benjamin Brooks October 8, 2019

    If the Democrats hadn't been talking about impeachment from day 1 of this presidency, then they might have a case. We know that they have been looking for any reason to impeach him. I don't think they really believe that Trump did anything bad with this Ukraine situation, but it's merely a good enough excuse to get what they have wanted all along.
    Democrats want to impeach the President solely because of party politics. They can't handle losing.

  43. William Delancy
    William Delancy October 8, 2019

    WE NOW HAVE A FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION THAT ISN'T ACOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE. GET YOUR RIFLES READY, RIGHT WINGERS ARE PLANNING A DICTATOR RULE

  44. J G P
    J G P October 8, 2019

    look at the stock markets – every time trump opens his mouth or is in the news – the market goes down

  45. adam latham
    adam latham October 8, 2019

    Federalist papers have yet to be given any respect with any court case. It's just opinions, n isnt what everyone back then she'd on, nor does it dictate America in the future

  46. Airborne Ranger
    Airborne Ranger October 8, 2019

    This will end the democrat party !

  47. Kristaps Smilga
    Kristaps Smilga October 8, 2019

    Friend: If you were a candy, which one would you be?
    Me: I'm peach mentos

  48. Dissociation Nation
    Dissociation Nation October 8, 2019

    If you told the original founding fathers that there was an impeachment investigation going on because we elected someone like Trump they would be like "….you did what? You actually elected a completely incompetent individual as commander in chief?"

  49. K. D.
    K. D. October 8, 2019

    When I look at this through bipartisan lens I ask myself, " Do we want a Democratic President doing what it is alleged Trump is doing?"

    Of course not. The impeachment process should continue. Trump may not be impeached but because of the allegations, this process must continue.

  50. rob2508
    rob2508 October 8, 2019

    Laws from 250 years ago, very out of date….

  51. Keith Cooke
    Keith Cooke October 8, 2019

    We are the only nation permitted to interfere in foreign politics that is the job of the C I A

  52. sifridbassoon
    sifridbassoon October 8, 2019

    1. I seriously doubt that Trump will lose any sleep over whether his administration goes into the history books with an asterisk next to his name. We already know that he cannot be shamed.
    2. If I'm the head of a corrupt government (in, say, northern Eurasia), and I see that a US president is NOT removed from office for cutting a sweetheart deal with a foreign government, that could be a BIG deciding factor about whether I try to get a similar deal.

  53. Jeff Landry
    Jeff Landry October 8, 2019

    We've already seen the transcript. End of story.

  54. Deyon Singh
    Deyon Singh October 8, 2019

    So this is a video of Vox crying.

  55. Scott Covert
    Scott Covert October 8, 2019

    The Founding Fathers also envisioned a world where "A small number of persons, selected by their fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated [tasks]"

    That's called a Republic. This whole "we're a democracy and we need to abolish the electoral college" campaign is against the very idea of the Constitution. 

    But that's the DNC for you.

  56. SMSA SMSA
    SMSA SMSA October 8, 2019

    Describes modern day events accurately.

  57. Boggled Eggnoggler
    Boggled Eggnoggler October 8, 2019

    That backdrop must be a graph of something. But what?

  58. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams October 8, 2019

    I think you read that wrong. Fail.

  59. DaveyTheDJ
    DaveyTheDJ October 8, 2019

    I did not entrust Donald Trump with the presidency the Electoral College gave him that the popular vote gave it to Hillary Clinton which is what I firmly believe in is the popular vote!

  60. Jack Box
    Jack Box October 8, 2019

    So punish the abuse of power by abusing power? Seems like a great idea…

  61. Adam Winnett
    Adam Winnett October 8, 2019

    Am I the only one who hears an annoying, high-pitch and intermittent beep in the background noise? Great video but good grief it sounds like a childhood hearing test!

  62. Chris Theron
    Chris Theron October 8, 2019

    Why are people so devided. Like why do Fox and CNN paint an OPPOSITE picture of Trump. It feels like half of America HATES the other half. America doesn't need to impeach Trump they need to find a way to live in harmony.

  63. Milvio Deleon
    Milvio Deleon October 8, 2019

    lol vox talking morality

  64. Ryno97
    Ryno97 October 8, 2019

    We would all rob banks if our friends were known to be the jurors… this prevents corruption how?

  65. Riley Davis
    Riley Davis October 8, 2019

    The federalist papers are not law

  66. Riley Davis
    Riley Davis October 8, 2019

    The federalist papers are not law

  67. Riley Davis
    Riley Davis October 8, 2019

    The constitution says that the president must be guilty of “felonies or high misdemeanors” to be impeached
    It’s a good system, the publicly elected officials not the house and the senate get to vote on whether to impeach.

  68. Cece Cee
    Cece Cee October 8, 2019

    if impeachment worked like hamilton envisioned, Trump would've been impeached the second he called himself a "stable genius"

  69. Carl L
    Carl L October 8, 2019

    Wow. There were intelligent and reasonable Americans, once!

  70. Jerome Wright
    Jerome Wright October 8, 2019

    When a mayor or senator breaks the law, they can be put on trial for their crimes. Sometimes the voters return these criminals to their elected offices (Jim Trafficant) even after their conviction. If the President is immune from prosecution then impeachment is the only recourse for justice. Just take the vote and let the names be read of who was on what side. Let the consequences fall where they will.

  71. ken leary
    ken leary October 8, 2019

    "in 2016 Russia reached deep into the US election process to elect Donald Trump."? I thought that was a dead horse.

  72. Ddd Kkk
    Ddd Kkk October 8, 2019

    Act like russian influence is fact,what a moan. fact that seth rich passed that in fo and 6 russians on facebook influenced zero

  73. tony elmore
    tony elmore October 8, 2019

    you know i continue to hear a lot of talk regarding hamilton , and nixon, clinton and the like but wthin all this noise there is still only one question in play ,,,did potus break the law,, meaning did he perform an impeachable act,,,was it wrong ,,,does he have a history of this behavior, did he know it was possibly illegal and did it anyway .,what's the probability of him doing it again,,if the answer to these questions is ,,yes then he is guilty and has exhibited the behavior that he can no longer be TRUSTED ,,,bottom line to leave him in office will be DISASTROUS.. he must start a WAR to detract from his GUILT ,, and he will …this is only the beginning of AMERICA IN TURMOIL….

  74. Setheus Ramsey
    Setheus Ramsey October 9, 2019

    This is an excellent video, but if I can suggest in the future, not having background music that includes chimes/sustained high pitched noises? It really messes with us with auditory processing disabilities, thank you!

  75. Robert
    Robert October 9, 2019

    You can't just impeach a president because you don't like their character, all your going to do is irrevocably split the nation

  76. D P
    D P October 9, 2019

    Imagine thinking this guy's opinion matters

  77. Christopher Medlin
    Christopher Medlin October 9, 2019

    So what do you think of what Joe Biden did?

  78. Grifin Baird
    Grifin Baird October 9, 2019

    Somebody salty

  79. Vedank Kumar
    Vedank Kumar October 9, 2019

    Impeach Trump

  80. D. A.
    D. A. October 9, 2019

    People that like the backdrop weren't paying attention.

  81. Swampy Wilkinson
    Swampy Wilkinson October 9, 2019

    Nice propagan- um… nice video.. impeach orange..yeah. racist

  82. Erich
    Erich October 9, 2019

    0:52 That jump-cut looked horrible.

  83. Mark Sommers
    Mark Sommers October 9, 2019

    Lots of leaks lately .. secure file ….No one is clean..heck , Biden even ragged on Trump for Dodging the Draft , yet , Biden himself Was A Draft Dodger …. ASTHMA ?! B b but , he was an ALL STAR Athlete through HS and COLLEGES .
    Look , if you were happy with the last four administrations…good on you but , facts are facts and This Patriot POTUS has accomplished more in 3 years than any other before him .

  84. Lily Fenster
    Lily Fenster October 9, 2019

    i understand why this is the case for things that AREN'T crimes, but many of the president's offenses ARE. the president should absolutely be able to be convicted of a crime. i wouldn't be satisfied even if trump were thrown out of office – put him in prison like you would do to anyone who did what he did. no one is above the law.

  85. troy tucker
    troy tucker October 9, 2019

    this guy sounds like a campaine ad for the DNC….. i dont think you should be preaching your opion as facts but try to present information for the people to make up thier own minds and not be perswaded by your liberal views…. get it right , trump is a great presedent . the best in hndreds of years…. maybe you should get another line of work . im not impressed with VOX as of now …… 4 pinockios..

  86. WE R Q
    WE R Q October 9, 2019

    Regurgitating party lies. Good job "comrade". 🙄

  87. Meme Bobs
    Meme Bobs October 9, 2019

    Impeach Trump and lock up him and Joe Biden. Get W., Obama, and Hillary while you're at it.

  88. David Powell
    David Powell October 9, 2019

    Bingo. Excellent video and spot on.

  89. rpbsjy
    rpbsjy October 9, 2019

    Trump could be found not guilty by the Senate, but those Senators will be up for election within 5 years at most. Not all Republicans approve of Trump and it wouldn't take many of those to oust a number of those Senators.

  90. Vance Sloan
    Vance Sloan October 9, 2019

    The problem with your argument is that Biden and his son are clearly corrupt and they SHOULD be investigated. The fact that Democrats are trying to impeach a man who is trying to find out the truth makes them look……..foolish. Frankly, it irritates me that the Democrats are going to waste my tax dollars on an impeachment that won't change anything. Thanks for nothing guys.

  91. Ike Black
    Ike Black October 9, 2019

    both sides are trash.

  92. Joseph Atnip
    Joseph Atnip October 9, 2019

    Now we impeach Bill Clinton for lying while under oath but they decided not to prosecute him

  93. Leah Rose Sorensen
    Leah Rose Sorensen October 9, 2019

    Who is the artist that created the piece behind the speaker? It is a captivating work.

  94. CHOPPERGIRL's AIRWAR
    CHOPPERGIRL's AIRWAR October 9, 2019

    Impeachment isn't broken. Statism is broken.
    Stop believing in government and that you need it and trying to fix it.
    Instead, lead yourself. Fight the state, don't fight for it.
    Anarchism 101.

  95. tyler roberts
    tyler roberts October 9, 2019

    good luck with that

  96. Ahsim Nreiziev
    Ahsim Nreiziev October 9, 2019

    It's an uncomfortable subject to bring up, but another fundamental change happened between when Hamilton wrote about Impeachment and Removal, and today. And given that Hamilton did in fact write about the threat of Partisanship, it stands to reason that that wasn't the problem he (and the other Founding Fathers) didn't foresee. Maybe the point I am about to raise is the one he failed to anticipate..

    Another thing that fundamentally changed the Senate, and thus fundamentally changed the process of Impeachment and Removal, is the passing of the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1913.

    Like I said, not a comfortable subject to bring up. But it being a valid topic of discussion here is something which I think cannot be denied.

  97. CAROGOPRI
    CAROGOPRI October 9, 2019

    Ezra Kleeeiiinnn! Just bring me flowers 💐 and I will give you cake! 🍩💁‍♂️

  98. alejandro ojeda
    alejandro ojeda October 9, 2019

    Hamilton: predicting the failures of a system he designed two centuries ago….😲
    the rest: in the meantime they did nothing to address it 😑

  99. JULIUS BLITZARZ
    JULIUS BLITZARZ October 9, 2019

    🤣

  100. OopsNoName Found
    OopsNoName Found October 9, 2019

    I'm not a trump supporter but if joe Biden did do this to get his son out of trouble isnt that also an obstruction of justice, when he was working for someone who was laundering money on a mass scale?

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