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Do you support impeachment?

Impeachment is officially underway. For some voters, it's been a long wait. President Trump is accused of using his presidential powers to coerce the Ukranian president to open an investigation into Joe Biden's son for Trump's political gain. Democrats see this as the latest in impeachable offenses—and one of his most clear cut ethical violations. Trump's supporters see the impeachment as something tantamount to a "coup." Others think it should be decided in the next election. What do you think?

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Jonathan Chait at New York Magazine laid out a broader case for Trump's impeachment. While these hearings are focused on Ukraine, Trump has done a number of other things that some Democrats see as impeachable. Here, Chait identifies 82 acts by Trump that could all be an impeachable offense. Here's just one category:

VI. Profiting From Office
Explanation: Federal employees must follow strict rules to prevent them from being influenced by any financial conflict. Conflict-of-interest rules are less clear for a sitting president because all presidential misconduct will be resolved by either reelection or impeachment. If Trump held any position in the federal government below the presidency, he would have been fired for his obvious conflicts. His violations are so gross and blatant they merit impeachment.
Evidence: (62) He has maintained a private business while holding office, (63) made decisions that influence that business, (64) and accepted payments from parties both domestic and foreign who have an interest in his policies. (65) He has openly signaled that these parties can gain his favor by doing so. (66) He has refused even to disclose his interests, which would at least make public which parties are paying him.
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Impeachment couldn't have happened sooner for some voters. 

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Rudy Giuliani wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal defending Trump. In it, he defends Trump's actions as innocent and proper. He characterizes impeachment as the latest in a series of actions designed to obstruct President Trump. 

Here's how Giuliani makes the argument:

Mr. Trump requested that Ukraine root out corruption; he didn’t demand it. His words were cordial, agreeable and free of any element of threat or coercion. Mr. Trump offered nothing in return to Ukraine for cleaning up corruption. If you doubt me, read the transcript. Allegations of Burisma-Biden corruption weren't even a major part of the conversation. The focus was on Ukrainian corruption broadly speaking and out of a five-page transcript Mr. Trump spent only six lines on Joe Biden. ... the left's inability to accept the results of the 2016 election and fear of Mr. Trump’s policy agenda have driven the Democrats into a frenzy
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Here's how Republicans have been defending Trump on Ukraine.

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Others disagree with impeachment because they think voters should decide for themselves in the election. Impeachment is not something to be used lightly. Voters can decide for themselves whether or not President Trump's actions went too far by voting him out of office if that's what they want.

Here's what Nikki Haley said on the Today Show. 

Impeachment is literally the worst punishment you can do to a public official. And here you've got a situation where there was no investigation and the aid flowed as it was supposed to. It's hard to see where impeachment would qualify for that.
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For some Republicans, what Trump did does not qualify as an impeachable offense. 

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