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Who becomes president if the president is impeached?
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, t…hen the US Senate holds a trial and if 2/3 of the senators decide the impeached person is guilty he is removed from office.
If a president becomes unable to serve, whether through death, severe illness, or impeachment, the vice president would assume the position of president. This is what happened… when President Kennedy was assassinated: his vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was sworn in. If Mr. Obama were removed from the presidency (which, although partisans may hope it will occur, is highly unlikely), his vice president, Joe Biden, would be president.
The Chief Justice of the United States presides over the Senate trial, when the President has been impeached. If the president is convicted and removed from office, the vice-p…resident would become President.
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.
The house of representatives may impeach a president by a majority for for "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and misdemeanors. Once it goes through the house the Senate …must have two-thirds of voters,while being overseen by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, to convict and remove president.
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.
President Pro Tem of the Senate Benjamin Wade, a Radical, would have become president if Johnson had been removed
According to the US Constitution (Article II, section 4), a president can be impeached for bribery, treason, or other "high crimes and misdemeanors." President Andrew Johnson …(1868), President Richard Nixon (1974) and President Bill Clinton (1998-99) are the only three presidents ever considered for impeachment.
A president will get impeached if he does something unconstitutional. the congress will vote on it and if the majority wins he is impeached.
"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 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.
Clinton was acquited by the senate.
Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998.
Impeachment occurs when the US House of Representatives draws up a list of charges against the president , called a bill of impeachment, and passes it with a simple majority v…ote. The Senate then hold a trial to determine if the president is guilty of the charges. In order to convict, 2/3 of the Senators voting must vote in favor of conviction.
The removal of the president by the chief justice in senate on allegations charged, when proved guilty.