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Are Democrats rushing impeachment?

Republican critics say Democrats are rushing the impeachment process—they have no direct evidence, they are not taking the time to investigate, and they are twisting the process of impeachment to their benefit. Democrats say Trump's actions are unprecedented. It's important Trump is impeached in order to prevent him from trying to cheat and manipulate the political process for his own benefit—and to prevent future presidents from abusing their power. What do you think?

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Republicans look at the evidence Democrats have presented and see Trump has done nothing wrong. In fact, he hasn't even done anything. Democrats are drumming up a fake scandal in order to lash out and unseat Trump because they never liked him. Removing Trump from office has been a top priority for some Democrats since Trump began his term. To Republicans, this is clearly a case of Democrats seizing on a last-ditch opportunity to attack Trump ahead of the 2020 elections. It's all politics.

Here's how Axios characterizes the Republican defense of President Trump:

  • They say any references to a quid pro quo are conjecture and hearsay — including EU Ambassador and Trump donor Gordon Sondland's testimony.
  • They question the origins of the impeachment inquiry and Democrats' motives, and they allege that Democrats have wanted to undo the 2016 election since Trump won.
  • They mock Democrats for calling the impeachment inquiry a serious process, and they characterize the speedy nature of the inquiry as proof that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is motivated by politics rather than substance.
  • They use Trump's well-known skepticism about U.S. spending on foreign aid as justification for his hesitation to give money to Ukraine.
  • They say there was "nothing wrong" with asking questions about Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian company, or renewing unfounded allegations about who interfered in the 2016 elections.
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One of the points Republicans raised against the hearings is that there hasn't been anyone who can directly testify to what they saw or heard with regards to Trump and Ukraine. It's all hearsay. But Republicans set the precedent for doing the exact same thing when they were impeaching President Bill Clinton.

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At another level, some Democrats think any further delay would hurt America and the integrity of the next election. Let's be clear on what happened here: Trump tried to get Ukraine to open an investigation into Joe Biden's son in order to sabotage his campaign. Trump tried to manipulate the 2020 Election in his favor and he'll do it again. 

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