Following former president Donald Trump’s acquittal of inciting an insurrection on Feb. 13, students are feeling the aftershock of his divisive presidency and concerned for the future of political discourse, level headedness and civility.
The House of Representatives officially passed an article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, Feb. 1. The Senate will begin the trial after allowing two weeks for President Biden’s cabinet hearings.
Today President Trump has become the first president to be impeached twice, after a majority ruling in the House. While this historic impeachment does not remove him from office, it is the first step leading to the Senate trial which will grant Congress the opportunity to bar him from ever holding public office again, as well as potentially removing his post-presidency pension benefits and secret service protection.