Can impeach a president?
Impeachment is where a governing body accuses a public official of committing illegal acts. If the official is found guilty, punishment can include removal from office as well as criminal and civil penalties. In the United States, Congress has power to impeach the President, and has done so twice: Andrew Johnson and William Jefferson Clinton. In both cases the sitting president was impeached but in neither case did the Senate choose to convict so although both were impeached, neither was removed from office.
The House of Representatives has the sole power to impeach. Impeachment is the equivalent of an indictment. If the House votes with a simple majority to impeach a president, …then the US Senate holds a trial and if 2/3 of the senators decide the impeached person is guilty he is removed from office.
It means a trial of wrongdoings by the president. The senate and house vote to get president out of office before his term is up.
The basic impeachment process is spelled out in the Constitution. In essence, the House of Representatives functions something like a grand jury, in that it weighs the evidenc…e and determines whether it is sufficient to justify articles of impeachment (similar to an indictment) and a trial to determine whether the charged official is guilty or not guilty. This trial is held in the Senate, with the Senators serving as jurors. The basic process, then, is in broad outline similar to the process for bringing criminal charges against an individual through the judicial system. If impeachment proceedings are brought against the President, the Chief Justice presides, adding a "judicial" aspect. However, principal actors in the process are not ordinary citizens acting as grand jurors and trial jurors, but rather political figures--elected officials who serve by virtue of their position, and not because they have been selected by the courts to serve in judgment. That inevitably introduces a "political" element not directly present in judicial trials.
The legislative branch deals with impeachment. The House of Representatives votes to impeach, and the Senate holds the trial.
The U.S. House of Representatives, by a majority vote. The Senate, House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court all play a part in impeachment. The House of Representat…ives has the sole power of impeachment, the Senate has the power to bring all impeachments to a jury, and the Cheif Justice of the SupremeCourt presides over any Impreachment.
First the House of Representatives must come up with articles of impeachment, or written reason to impeach. Then they must get a majority vote on at least one of the articles.… That is when he is impeached.. From there, it is taken to the Senate to see if the president is removed from office.
Only two of 43 president were impeached: Andrew Johnson and WilliamJefferson Clinton. Richard Nixon resigned while impeachment charges were beingprepared against him. In both… cases the sitting president was impeached but inneither case did the Senate choose to convict so although both wereimpeached, neither was removed from office.
"Articles One and Two of the Constitution allow the House of Representatives to impeach high federal officials, including the president, for "treason, bribery, or other high c…rimes and misdemeanors", and give the Senate the power to remove impeached officials from office, given a two-thirds vote to convict."
The legislative branch. More specifically, the House of Representatives impeaches (Article I Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution) and the Senate tries, with the Chief Justice p…residing in the case of the president (Section 3).
The removal of the president by the chief justice in senate on allegations charged, when proved guilty.
The House of Representatives in the United States is the only groupof people that can impeach the President of the United States. If apresident is to be impeached there will b…e a trial or hearing andthe Senate is responsible for organizing and holding this trial orhearing.
The House of Representatives which votes on impeachment sets the standards. They are not spelled out. Surely criminal activity is grounds, but even strong suspicion of crimina…l activity or unethical behavior would suffice - even gross immorality, moral turpitude and conduct unbefitting a president might do it. Keep in mind that impeachment is not a conviction- it is like an indictment- it means that there is a reason to hold a trial , but the House does not have to be certain of guilt in order to impeach.
In US Presidents
In Law & Legal Issues
In Politics and Government
The House of Representative has the power to impeach.
In US Presidents
yes, because if you have a corrupt president in office then they will do what is best for themselves and not for the country
In US Presidents