Political science professor says Trump impeachment not in the near future

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - ULM political science professor Joshua Stockley said he thinks we're a ways away from seeing the President impeached.

ULM political science professor Joshua Stockley said he thinks we're a ways away from seeing the President impeached. Source: (KNOE)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for an impeachment inquiry for the president after a summary of his conversation with the Ukranian president was released.

Stockley said if the president had bargained U.S. support to Ukraine in exchange for a personal favor, in this case, the investigation of Joe Biden's son, there could be grounds for impeachment.

However, as of Wednesday, Stockley said he thinks there's not enough evidence that was the case.

He also said that even if the House of Representatives moved to impeach President Trump, the Senate would have to come to the same conclusion before he would leave office.

"The speaker is merely asking for an inquiry. What did the president know, and what did the president do, and did these actions violate any federal statutes or the U.S. Constitution," he said. "So the inquiry is simply an investigation."

Stockley said it's now a matter of waiting to see if the original whistleblower will reveal any more information.

You can read more about the impeachment inquiry and the president's response here.