But were afraid to ask… If you don’t want to be “that” person who doesn’t really know how impeachment works, this is for you.
Given what has been happening in the past several days, it’s not surprising that there is quite a lot of talk about impeachment in the air. Yes, many people are tossing the term around indiscriminately because they just don’t like Trump. Others are being slightly more cautious, and might be doing it because they’re starting to feel a bit betrayed. Either way, it’s a good idea to know as much as you can about the term. Since most people don’t have time to take a crash course on Constitutional Law, there are videos that offer some realistic information for you.
Reason.tv offers the quickest, and most realistic explanation of impeachment in this group. Most importantly, they are extremely clear about the hurdles that must be crossed to impeach a president legally. Also, they point out that it is important to think very carefully before getting into the procedure in the first place.
The video from Vox is very similar to the Reason one, when it comes to explaining procedure. However, they go deeper, with historic precedents from the beginning. If you’re thinking that you want to pass this up simply because of the source, don’t. They did their homework, and they interviewed the man who literally wrote the book on impeachment. If you don’t learn something, you’ll at least be reminded of something you may have forgotten, either from living through it, or from a History class.
The longest video is offered by Cracked. No, we’re not kidding, it really is worth watching. Unlike the others, this one focuses on the Emoluments Clause. Again, they did their homework, and you might have missed some headlines – or didn’t realize why they were important at the time. Yes, this is all about Donald Trump only. No matter what, it’s worth watching because it gets into issues that will matter in the coming months.
No matter which side of the aisle you’re on, every American should understand how impeachment works right now. It will be too easy to get pulled into social media memes either calling for it, or screaming against it. Like most memes, they will likely be misguided. So, if you’re concerned about remaining the smartest person in the room, take some time and watch the videos offered here. It’s definitely less time consuming than reading the book on it!