The House of Representatives served President Donald Trump with impeachment on December 18, 2019. And within a week, the world is abuzz with contrasting views from people of different walks of life.
One such debate between the Americans is the role of the senators during the impeachment process. During President Trump’s trial, only three Democrats voted against the impeachment while all the Republicans remained in favor. This reflected on the political polarization of the nation – thus many Americans emphasized the need to remain impartial during such trials in the future.
Regarding the scenario, YouGov conducted a survey of over 4,000 people, who were asked the importance of impartiality during impeachment trials. Around 71% of the surveyed Americans said that it is ‘very important’ for the senators to give their unbiased views during such processes.
After Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump became the third U.S. president to be impeached. After the trial, he accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of giving the most unfair trial in the history of the U.S. Congress.