Stephen Colbert’s Impeachment Inquiry Announcement Met With 40-Second Standing Ovation

Impeaching a President isn’t an easy process for our country, but after President Trump has flaunted the law so many times, it’s hard not to be excited that he’ll be held accountable in some way.

So, on Tuesday, September 24, when Stephen Colbert announced on The Late Show that Nancy Pelosi had opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, the audience responded with unrestrained enthusiasm.

Watch the reaction here.

After hearing the news, the audience gave a 40-second standing ovation as Colbert laughed joyfully.

The inquiry has all come after news broke that President Trump pressured the Ukrainian President to investigate Vice President Joe Biden on a call ahead of the 2020 elections, though it’s worth noting the inquiry’s scope isn’t limited to that one instance of corruption.

On the morning of September 25, President Trump released a memo confirming exactly what earlier reports claimed.

He asked a foreign government, specifically Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, to interfere in the 2020 election for his own personal gain.

Again.

The first time the Trump administration got off largely for “not knowing any better.”

This time?

Twitter was just as excited about impeachment online.

It’s time for  Trump to feel some consequences from Congress.

Many Americans have been eagerly awaiting some sort of check and balance to Trump’s disregard for laws and norms.

Let the celebration commence!

The House of Representatives currently has 6 committees investigating various aspects of potential wrongdoing including emoluments clause violations and obstruction of justice.

Before long, they will be holding hearings to highlight Trump’s wrongdoing to the American people.

The book To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment is available here.

“To End a Presidency addresses one of today’s most urgent questions: when and whether to impeach a president. Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz provide an authoritative guide to impeachment’s past and a bold argument about its proper role today. In an era of expansive presidential power and intense partisanship, we must rethink impeachment for the twenty-first century.”

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