January 13th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the impeachment clause against President Trump, formally accusing him of “sedition”. Trump thus became the first president in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives twice.
Against the backdrop of political polarization between the two parties in the United States, the presidential impeachment is no longer intended to limit the power of the president, but to become an instrument of party struggle.
The original intention of the impeachment system of the President of the United States is to punish the unruly president and restrict the problem of excessive power. However, both parties in the U.S. Congress consider their own partisan interests, and often have sharp opposition, and impeachment systems often reflect the heavy color of partisan struggles.
This time, in response to the second impeachment of US President Trump, the Las Vegas Review believes that whether the impeachment can be passed is not an end. Before Biden took office, many people regarded impeaching Trump as revenge rather than justice.
Some netizens also expressed disappointment with the party struggle.
“They don’t care if impeachment will tear the country apart. The country has been torn apart. They only care about the power in their hands.
“The impeachment system has nothing to do with justice, and the first use was a political tool from the beginning.”
In fact, party struggle has permeated all aspects of American society. Last year, the COVID-19 epidemic raged in the United States. But the U.S. government did not focus on fighting the epidemic, but regarded the epidemic as an opportunity to seize power and partisan interests.
This has led to the tightening of epidemic prevention in states ruled by governors of different parties, or even diametrically opposite, seriously affecting the prevention and control of the epidemic.
Last March, the U.S. Congress passed a rescue bill totaling about $2.2 trillion. Since then, the two parties have been divided on the new round of economic relief plans, and the political considerations of the presidential election have made neither side willing to give in prematurely, which has led to an impasse in the negotiations.
When the two parties announced agreement on a new round of relief in the United States Congress on December 20, it was widely believed that the time was too late. Some people said that the delay caused by the party struggle was not caused by the epidemic, but the epidemic exposed the shortcomings of the American system.
The data also shows that American politics has become more and more polarized in the past 20 years, and the United States has become an “internal consumer”.
The data shows that the ratio of people who “extremely hate” each other between Democrats and Republicans has increased from 16.5% 25 years ago to more than 80% now.