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Thursday, 14 March 2019 09:31

House, Senate have specific roles in impeachment process

Written by  Staff Writer
To the editor,
Constitutional impeachment: What is it? Why is it important? Let’s talk about it.

If action were taken, the U.S. House of Representatives (435 members) would vote on one or more “articles of impeachment” that would come from the House Judiciary Committee. A majority vote (218 members) equals an indictment. That action would move the article(s) to the U.S. Senate.

The U. S. Senate (100 members) would then conduct a trial. The chief justice of the Supreme Court would oversee as judge. The House members (managers) play the role of prosecutor. The Senate members play the role of the jury.

A conviction equals a vote of two-thirds of 100 senators (67 members). If this happens, the president will have been impeached and convicted. A conviction is based on “treason, high crimes or misdemeanors.”

The vice president is immediately sworn in for the rest of the presidential term.
Historically, only three of our 45 presidents have been impeached, and only one was convicted.

• 1868, Andrew Jackson — found not guilty (acquitted)
• 1971, Richard Nixon — resigned prior to verdict
• 1998, Bill Clinton — found not guilty (acquitted)

Paul J. Kristoffersen
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