College students speak out on Trump impeachment inquiry

Posted at 6:53 PM, Sep 27, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - — "It's honestly just a waste of time," UNO Junior Matthew Anderson said.

"I don't like our vice president, but change needs to happen," UNO Freshman Stevie Blasdel said.

College students at the University of Nebraska Omaha say it's difficult to ignore the tense political climate.

"People are starting to get farther and farther and people are starting to not like each other more," Anderson said. "Just by doing this it creates [an] environment where it could exacerbate that problem, and I think that's something we really want to avoid."

We spoke with several students on campus about the impeachment inquiry.

Conservative Matthew Anderson says he doesn't think it should be the country's focus.

"Congress should be focusing on more important issues such as our southern border, or helping families that are struggling in America or helping those affected by the floods that happened in Nebraska and all the states surrounding Nebraska," he said.

"I think those are much more important issues they should be spending their time on, instead of just wasting their time trying to go after President Trump."

Senior political science major Sydney Rogers-Morrell says she hopes young voters are paying attention.

"Knowing what's going on with your president and what they're doing, and what they are maybe being impeached for is really important because eventually it will get down to you even if it's not the next day," Rogers-Morrell said.

As for the accusations against the president, she says, "for the most part we're a very nationalist country and we don't want any outside influences ... until there's an outside influence and they don't want it to effect you know the things we want."

As the 2020 election approaches, students say the hope the inquiry gets more young people involved in the political process.

"Educate yourself because it impacts all of us," Blasdel said. "Make your voice be heard, register to vote it doesn't matter what political party you are ... but it's you putting that effort in to try to make a difference your beliefs."