El Pasoans react to the possibility of President Trump’s impeachment

El Pasoans react to the possibility of President Trump’s impeachment

Tensions are high in Washington, D.C. as talk of impeaching President Donald Trump grows. This is all over allegations made by the New York Times that Trump pressured the FBI director he fired to end an investigation.

"I honestly don't think it's worth removing him over something like that. I'm pretty sure other presidents have done something worse and they don't get impeached,” said West El Paso resident and Loretto Academy student Sofia Hobbs. "I'm Republican myself and I think so far he's been doing a good job."

Rumors have swirled about the president using the firing to interfere with the FBI's investigation into his ties with Russia.

"No! He hasn't done anything! And the other presidents have done a lot worse things than this so, no,” said West El Pasoan Dustin Forrest.

"I don't think he is doing a great role as president right now. I don't agree with the way he is handling the conflicts that we are having right now,” said Juarez resident Paulina Arcinega. "I've lived in Juarez my whole life and I've seen a lot of changes like whenever we cross the border. Lines are usually taking longer than before. I've seen less people coming into El Paso, Texas. That might be one of the reasons."

Trump critics know an impeachment would be highly unlikely with a Republican Congress.

"That's something they need to delve into a little bit more first before they make any kind of decision,” said West El Pasoan Lacy Newberry. "I just want him to portray a strong president being honest and for the people. All people,”

"I don't think so. I think he just barely got in there. Let's give him a chance. We've had so many changes already. We've lived under Democrats. Let's try living under the Trump we elected, he's our president. So I think we should give him a chance,” said West El Paso resident Rudy Placencio.

CBS4 spoke with one Juarez resident from Brazil. He said their Brazilian president was impeached a year ago, so he's seen this whole process before. He said the vice president took over there and isn't doing so well.

“We need to be sure that the person that will assume the power if he is impeached will not only be a businessman, but also political,” said Bruno Massarelli. "I have a son that's American. My ex-wife she's from Mexico. I live in Mexico. United States has a lot of beef from around the world. He promised a lot of things and after 100 days, most of the things that he promised, he wasn't able to do."

Even if the House impeached the president, the Senate would also have to find him guilty for him to be removed from office.

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