Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
Unfortunately, unfamiliar terms, a specialized formal process and complexities of political and emotional environments make understanding the impeachment of a president difficult.
It is not a criminal trial. It is a formal way for the Board of Directors (the House and the Senate) to fire the boss or simply reprimand him or put him on probationary notice. They can choose to do this just based on embarrassing and outrageous behaviors that they feel threaten well being of the company (country). The House vote on impeachment was the Union taking a formal complaint to the Human Resources Department on behalf of the employees, asking them to investigate the situation. The Senate’s job (the Human Resources Department) is to look at the complaint, investigate it and decide what to do about it.
The only thing that concerns me at the moment is when the Human Resources Department (senators) announce they don’t want to believe anything bad about the boss before they look at the written complaint or talk to any of the people involved. Or think beyond the bonus checks (re-election support) they will personally receive if they protect the boss. Boldly announced prior to promising to be impartial. (Wink. Wink.)
Closing your eyes and covering your ears while you chant “Fake news” and “No crimes” is not how we make anything great.
Yvonne Esther Johnson