1. Trump poll reports American public in support of impeachment
A majority of Americans support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to announce a formal impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Trump. An estimated 51% of citizens support the inquiry, with 44% indicating that they disagree with the investigation. These numbers are historically unprecedented. Americans previously were hesitant to support impeachment inquiries, as was the case with former presidents Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon. However, just 46% of Americans indicated they would support the impeachment and removal of President Trump from office after his leaked conversation with Ukraine, what some Democrats are calling “the smoking gun.”
2. Officer sentenced to 10 years after fatal shooting
In 2018, former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger shot and killed 26-year-old Botham Jean in his own apartment after mistaking him for an intruder. According to reports, Guyger had entered Jean’s apartment after erroneously believing it was her own. The jury decided to convict Guyger for murder rather than a lesser charge, such as manslaughter, due to her negligence in failing to detect that she was entering an apartment other than her own. Jean had a bright red doormat and lived a floor above Guyger’s apartment, and was sitting eating and watching television when Guyger fired two shots into his chest. After an emotional trial, Guyger was convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison for her actions.
3. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders survives heart attack
Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has suffered a heart attack, his representatives confirmed Oct. 4. Earlier in the week, he was removed from the campaign trail indefinitely for health reasons. Sanders has departed the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center where he was being treated and is reportedly healing well. Sanders recently updated supporters of his recovery and plans to return to the campaign trail after taking a short break.