LGBTQ+ voters — or at least those who ticked the box indicating they plan to vote in the 2020 Democratic primaries — say they support the impeachment of our current president, Donald Trump. This should not surprise those who have paid attention to the Trump administration’s treatment of the community while in office. In addition to rescinding or altering long-established protections for LGBTQ+ members, the number of hate crimes has continued to rise over his years in office.
90 percent of these LGBTQ+ voters believe that Trump should be both impeached and removed (it should be noted that many surveys ask these questions separately, i.e. “Do you believe Trump should be impeached?” versus “Do you believe Trump should be impeached and removed from office?”).
Only 5 percent said they did not believe Trump should be impeached and removed.
94 percent of survey respondents said they disapprove or strongly disapprove of Trump’s job performance.
Only 5 percent said they approve of Trump’s job performance.
Those who responded to the survey characterized their feelings for politicians like House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and freshman New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as somewhat favorable or very favorable. 89 percent of respondents held the opposite views on Vice President Mike Pence.
Trump is poised to become only the third president in the history of the United States to become impeached. After a lengthy debate session, a Democratic House of Representatives majority is expected to impeach a sitting president, whose case will then be turned over to the Senate for a most likely quick and superficial trial led by a Republican majority that will almost certainly keep him in office regardless of the blatant abuses of power of which he has been accused.
This will transpire only a day after Trump apparently sent Pelosi a scathing letter, once again decrying the process as unfair. He says that the facts uncovered do not exist.
Trump wrote: “The Articles of Impeachment introduced by the House Judiciary Committee are not recognizable under any standard of Constitutional theory, interpretation, or jurisprudence. They include no crimes, no misdemeanors, and no offenses whatsoever. You have cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!”
What started as a somewhat coherent — yet inaccurate — letter written in opposition to the process quickly devolves into a six-page rambling stream of thought, often accusing other government officials of criminal activity (which is something he often does: deflect the accusations made against him back to those who made them in the first place.
He continues, “Congressman Adam Schiff cheated and lied all the way up to the present day, even going so far as to fraudulently make up, out of thin air, my conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine and read this fantasy language to Congress as though it were said by me. His shameless lies and deceptions, dating all the way back to the Russia Hoax, is one of the main reasons we are here today.”