Students speak out on Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced on Sept. 24 that the House of Representatives has launched an official impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

The impeachment inquiry process began in the last few months of 2019, which is Trump’s last full year of office before the 2020 election. 

In the 2018 midterm election, Generation X, Millennials and Gen Z altogether outvoted the older generation of voters, according to the Pew Research Center. Students at Cal Poly Pomona were asked the question: What are your opinions on the impeachment inquiry against President Trump?

David Mejia | Third-year mechanical engineer student

“Total waste of time and government money. (It’s a) total witch hunt. It doesn’t mean he’s going to lose his seat. Either way, he’s not going to get impeached.” 

Dumiana Issa | Fifth-year biology student

“I hope (the impeachment) happens. I think we should have better morals in office. I don’t think we should have a hypocrite in office. You can’t break the rules and be in office at the same time.”

Hector Avila | Fouth-year international business marketing student

“The symbolism (of the impeachment inquiry) I understand. I think there should be a focus on the 2020 election. We should focus on the long-term future.”

Jaren Li | Third-year aerospace engineering student

“My main thought is: It’s finally coming. He’s done so many things that are wrong and it’s interesting that this is the thing that trips everything …. I’m kind of both for and against. The main reason why I’m against is the fact that even if he’s impeached, because (of) the Republicans’ control (over) the Senate, he won’t be removed from office.”

Margarita Leon | Bilingual education student

“I support that. I think it’s a lack of seeing people as human beings. I think that should be our priority: to see each other as human beings …. He basically is promoting violence between individuals, and he’s promoting hatred. He’s promoting separation between the states and between races. He should’ve been impeached a long time ago.”

Sri Nithya Sahadeva Ananda | Third-year marketing managing student

“I feel like it was a long time coming just because the public, they usually see what he says out on his Twitter or his decisions that he takes with other foreign leaders .… I just feel like it was a build-up over time.”

William Oh | Second-year math student

“I think President Trump is getting what he deserves because from all the rhetoric he’s been spewing out, not just to his core supporters, but to his opponents. He seems to be advancing his personal interests more than the country’s interest.  And I think the Democrats made the appropriate move in starting the impeachment inquiry.”

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