Donald Trump became the third President in United States history to be impeached when the House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment on Wednesday night.
The focus now shifts to the Senate, where a trail will be held to determine if Trump should be removed from office. Given that the Republican Party holds the majority in that chamber, it is extremely unlikely they will convict the President.
That fact isn’t lost on actor John Schneider, who is best known for “Dukes of Hazzard” and “Dancing With the Stars.” He tweeted his support for the President in the next election on Wednesday night.
“Looking forward to voting for you in 2020!” he wrote in a reply to one of Trump’s many tweets about impeachment.
Looking forward to voting for you in 2020!
— John Schneider (@John_Schneider) December 19, 2019
The reply came in response to a two-part tweet from Trump:
In the end here, nothing happened. We don’t approach anything like the egregious conduct that should be necessary before a President should be removed from office. I believe that a President can’t be removed from office if there is no reasonable possibility that the Senate.
….won’t convict and remove the President – Then the House should not be Impeaching the President in the first place. If this is the new standard, every President from here on out is impeachable.” Andy McCarthy @FoxNews So well stated. Thank you!
The Washington Post detailed how we got to this point:
A whistleblower complaint led Pelosi to announce the beginning of an official impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24. Closed-door hearings and subpoenaed documents related to the president’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky followed. After two weeks of public hearings in November, the House Intelligence Committee wrote a report that was sent to the House Judiciary Committee, which held its own hearings. Pelosi and House Democrats announced the articles of impeachment against Trump on Dec. 10. The Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, indicated on Wednesday night that the articles of impeachment will not immediately move to the Senate. “We cannot name managers until we see what the process is on the Senate side,” she said. “So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us. So hopefully it will be fair. And when we see what that is, we’ll send our managers.”