VIDEO: Students say impeach Trump…but can’t give reason why

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
  • Campus Reform asked college students in Virginia whether they agree Trump should be impeached, and if so, for what.
  • A number of students, however, had trouble naming any specific offense that warrants impeachment.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday the formal launch of an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

To find out what college students think of this news, Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips headed to Marymount University in Virginia to ask students whether Trump should be impeached, and if so, for what actions. 

"I have not seen one certain reason to like impeach him"   

Campus Reform quickly found universal support for Trump's impeachment. But students had trouble pinpointing any basis for impeachment.

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“I think he should be impeached,” one student said, while another added simply, “he definitely has done enough things to be impeached.”

“Absolutely,” one student enthusiastically said, before adding “that’s a great thing.”

“Umm, I’m sure there’s reasons that I don’t know of, but I have not seen one certain reason to like impeach him,” one student conceded, while another said “I don’t know if I can say any specific event of action.” 

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Another student quickly retreated, saying “well, I’m not really that into politics, I don’t pay that much attention to it.” 

One student after strongly supporting impeachment said  “Umm, honestly I think it’s just umm, like how popular he is. And so even though [he’s] popular and poppin’ right now, it’s not good for America.”

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Cabot Phillips is the Editor-In-Chief for Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform he spent time working on numerous campaigns—most recently as the Digital Grassroots Director for Marco Rubio’s Presidential bid. Phillips is also a YouTube Partner, creating and starring in numerous videos which have amassed over 70 million views across varying online platforms.  In 2016, Phillips was named to Red Alert Politics "30 Under 30" list of the nation's most influential young conservatives.

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