Politics

Understanding The Process of Impeachment?

The trending news circulating now is the impeachment of President Donald Trump

The US Constitution allows the Congress to oust a president before their term. The Congress would vote and determine if the incumbent President committed one of the following acts like, treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors. They see impeachment as a political rather than a legal process. And politics play a vital role in its congressional decision when it comes to impeaching a political leader.

In the United States a total of three presidents have already been impeached. President Andrew Johnson in the year 1868, Bill Clinton in 1998 and the latest, President Donald Trump, year 2020.  President has been first impeached because he was charged to abuse his power and obstruction of Congress. His second impeachment were based on the charges of incitement of insurrection. The two earlier presidents were acquitted and finished their terms as the highest political leader in America.  Donald Trump was the first ever US President was the first one to be impeached twice during his term. One US President, Richard M. Nixon resigned from his position to avoid being impeached.

Donald Trump impeached for inciting insurrection – BBC News

The term high crimes were adopted from a common law of the British tradition. This was based on the act of removing crowned officials who abuses their power. This was practiced for centuries.

When the three presidents were impeached, The Committee, The House Judiciary, responsible in carrying out the process investigates and recommends the articles of impeachment which will be presented to the full House.

The full House then casts their votes on the Articles of Impeachment. If at least one of the articles gets a majority vote the president will then be impeached. This is typically the same from being indicted.

The next process is when the proceedings is advanced to the Senate in which a trial is done which is overseen by the Chief Justice of the United States of America. A team of lawmakers coming from the House, take their role as prosecutors. They are also called Managers. The senate votes and if at least two thirds of the senators find the president guilty of the crime, he will be removed from office and Vice president automatically becomes the president. No appeal can be made. The news on Donald Trump’s impeachment are all over YouTube. Be sure to download an ad blocking app when watching videos. Learn more: https://youtubevanced.com