By Chris LeMasney
CCC Journalism Program
Students at Camden County College say they are not sure how the Trump impeachment inquiry directly affects them.
“I personally don’t feel affected at all but I don’t openly talk about politics,” computer science major Joseph Rohlfing said Oct. 10.
This can be said about many college students throughout the nation, let alone Camden County College students. Many college students do not openly talk about politics because they do not keep themselves informed about what is going on in the government.
Business administration major Maurice Knight said, “I heard about it but I haven’t been following.”
The impeachment inquiry has been going on since Sept. 24, when Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi initiated it. President Donald Trump is under fire after a phone call between himself and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was made public. In this phone call, Trump seems to be asking a foreign government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 election opponent, and his son Hunter in exchange for the release of millions of dollars of military aid. Some call that request unconstitutional.
Some students may agree; however, most of them are unsure as to why this incident is grounds for impeachment. With only the information they casually see on the news, most just go off of the personal feelings they have about the president.
When asked if the president should be impeached, Knight stated, “It’s probably time to impeach him. There’s so much controversy with all of these allegations.”
He didn’t give a reason for his opinion, although many students say they dislike Trump because of the way he behaves or because they believe he is racist, sexist, rude and unfit to be president.
Other students appear not to care about the issue of impeachment at all.
“I’ve been on and off it (following the impeachment inquiry) but people talk about it so much it’s just whatever,” said criminal justice major Robert Stevenson. “It doesn’t directly affect me at all.”
Millennials are the largest voting bloc in the country, according to Fox News, although many are ill informed or have little or no interest in political campaign issues and governmental affairs.
“It’s making people angry. People in this country don’t want to believe that someone they voted for could be a criminal,” said communications major Trevor Schmidt. However, he stated, “I don’t follow politics too often.”