How do you impeach a president of the US and congress and senate?
The House of Representatives has the sole power of impeachment of the President. If the President is impeached by the House, the Senate must hold a trial based on the impeachment charges. 2/3 vote is required to find a President guilty and remove him from office.
The House and Senate can each expel members or refuse to seat potential members.
The supreme court is allowed to call actions by the President or Congress to be unconstitutional and therefor unlawful. The president is allowed to veto bills passed by congress so that they are unable to be called law. Senate has the power to impeach the president of the US.
Only the House of Representatives is empowered to impeach the president. Then it is the job of the Senate to try him/her.
Actually, both branches get involved in the process. First, the House of Representatives has the power to bring Articles of Impeachment against the President; the House then votes to determine whether that president should be tried for wrongdoing and removed from office. If the House votes to impeach, the Senate will hold a trial, and the members of the Senate vote to determine the outcome.
No. The power of impeachment and trial belongs to Congress. The House of Representatives impeaches; the Senate conducts the trial. When the US President is tried in the Senate, however, the Chief Justice of the United States (Supreme Court) presides. Under all other circumstances, the Vice-President presides over Senate trials.
Congress most impeach the president then find him guilty in a trial ...
The U.S. Senate
The House of Representatives , which is the lower chamber of the legislative branch of the US government, has the power to impeach the President. Impeachment requires the Senate to hold a trial which upon conviction by 2/3 of the Senate would remove the President from office,
I don't think so
If it was found out that President Obama was not a natural born citizen would the US Supreme Court be required to remove him from office?
Answer It would be a matter for Congress, only Congress can impeach the president. Answer Impeachment is a two-step process. The House of Representatives is responsible for issuing the articles of impeachment (cause of action), and for voting whether to impeach, which is somewhat analogous to a Grand Jury indictment in criminal law. If the House votes to Impeach, the Senate then tries the President on charges. The Senate hearing only serves to remove the… Read More
Up until 1867, the impeachment process had been used sparingly. Only Federal judges had been impeached. There was some sentiment in the US Senate to not have President Johnson face impeachment. The idea of it according to some in the Senate was that it would be too embarrassing to press charges against a US President. A few voices believed that it was a wiser move to simply bear Johnson's presidency for another two years rather… Read More
Which US President resigned in 1974 when the US Congress prepared to impeach him for crimes related to the Watergate scandal?
President Richard Nixon
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.
Only the House of Representatives can impeach a president. Impeachment is something like an indictment, it is a formal accusation and not a conviction. After impeachment by the House of Representatives, the Senate tries the president and decides guilt or innocence. Two US presidents, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, have been impeached. Neither was found guilty by the Senate. Nixon was probably heading for impeachment, but he was pardoned by Gerald Ford before that could… Read More
To "impeach" means to accuse of high crimes or misdemeanors. So the House has the power to impeach US officials-- including the President and Supreme Court Justices. tried in the Senate
Yes. Congress has the power to build bridges, establish post offices, and impeach the president if nesseccary
Not the whole Congress. There are nominated by the President and approved by the US Senate.
legislative, specifically, the US House of Representatives. ( The Senate tries impeachment cases after impeachment by the House. )
Only the House of Representatives can impeach a President in the US. Please be aware that impeachment is only the first step towards removing a President from office. An impeached President is then tried by the Senate and a 2/3 majority is needed to find him guilty and remove hism from office.
If a bill arrives on the desk of the president of the US and it originated in the Senate A pocket veto will be possible for him only if what?
If a bill arrives on the desk of the president of the US and it originated in the Senate, he can pocket veto only if Congress is about to adjourn. A. Congress is about to adjourn
Congress. Specifically the Senate. The House is the body that votes whether to Impeach or not. The Senate, if the vote in the House was for Impeachment, then conducts the actual trial.
The Vice President of the US is also the President of the Senate. He does not normally vote, but can break a tie vote.
There are a total of 535 members of Congress. Congress is made up of 100 US Senators and 435 representatives. They are led by the President of the Senate, President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The US House of Representatives did, in fact, impeach President Clinton on December 19, 1998, making him only the second President to be impeached. He was acquitted by the Senate on February 12, 1999. The only other president to be impeached was Andrew Johnson in 1868.
The United States Congress can, Impeach a President, Impeach a Supreme Court Judge, and Declare War. They also have many more powers. Their powers are found in Article I of The United States Constitution.
It demonstrated that the principle or checks and balances allowed the US Congress to impeach or indict a sitting president and potentially remove him. It also represented the importance of a single vote: President Johnson was acquitted and remained in office by a single vote cast in the Senate, the sitting jury.
According to the U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 2, Clause 5): "The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." Remember that an impeachment is only a formal accusation of wrongdoing; when a government official is impeached, his case is then tried in the Senate. Congress can check the president by refusing to appropriate money for an executive department.It can also refuse to authorize the… Read More
The US House of Representatives has the sole power of impeachment in the case of the President and other federal office holders. Impeachment is the equivalent of an indictment and can be voted only by the US House of Representatives. If the House votes to impeach a president, then a trial is held in the Senate and 2/3 majority is required to conviction and and removal from office.
The US House of Representatives has exclusive constitutional authority to initiate impeachment proceedings. Both the President and US Supreme Court justices may be impeached by the House and removed from office if convicted in a Senate trial, but only for "high crimes and misdemeanors," or other offenses described in Articles I, II and III of the Constitution.
The president of the senate is the vice-president of the United States. He does not get an automatic pension , but his four years as senate president are treated as if he were in Congress. He gets no pension unless he serves a total of 5 years as vice-president and in Congress. The size of the pension is based on the total number of years served.
The legislative branch has the power to impeach (or to bring charge[s] against) the president. The House of Representatives votes on whether to impeach the president. If the vote is to impeach, there is a trial before the Senate acting like a jury, with the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court presiding over the matter like a judge at a trial.
To "impeach" or accuse a US President, only a simple majority is required in the House of Representatives. To be "convicted" at trial in the Senate requires a two-thirds vote of that body.
What branch of the US government has the power to act as a check on both the President and the Supreme Court?
The Congress can check the power of the President and the Supreme court. Congress can impeach and try the President and the Justices. Congress can pass laws even if the President vetoes them as long as they have sufficient votes (I think it's two thirds).
No. The House of Representatives draws up charges against the President and the House votes on whether to impeach the President or not. The House acts as the prosecutor, the Senate sits as the jury, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides as the judge. If the Senate (jury) the votes guilty, the President is simply removed from office. Once removed, there may or may not be a criminal or civil trial. The… Read More
Congress can only conduct impeachment proceedings against the President. The House of Representatives votes whether to impeach (bring charges against), and the Senate conducts a trial to determine whether the President should be removed from office. This is purely a political process, and carries no penalty other than removal. Congress cannot bring criminal or civil charges against the President or put him (or her) on trial in any other sense of the word. A US… Read More
Only the the lower house of Congress, the House of Representatives has the power to bring Articles of Impeachment against the President, then the Senatee votes to determine whether he (or she) should be tried for wrongdoing and removed from office. If the House votes to impeach, the Senate holds a trial, then votes to determine the outcome. The Chief Justice of the United States (Supreme Court) presides over the impeachment trial of the US… Read More
The president is the boss, he has senators in the senate, they have congressmen/women in congress.
It does not go into effect until the US Senate ratifies it. . . . then the Congress has to ratify (approve) it. The senate may approve or disapprove the treaty.
The official count occurs in January in a joint session of the new Congress. ==== To continue on that, Congress will be in session at 1 pm on the 6th of January suceeding every meeting of the electors. The President of the Senate will be their presiding officer. The Vice President of the US is the President of the Senate.
The Senate has the right to try a President who has been impeached for "high crimes and misdemenors" because that is how the process was established in the US constitution. The House of Representatives has the responsibility of determining whether to impeach a President. That is the rough equivalent of an inditement in the criminal court system.
Yes. In fact, the US Senate, which has no power to impeach, censored Andrew Jackson. The action has no official standing- it merely indicates disapproval. The motion of censure was later struck from the Senate Record. It is unlikely to happen again, I think.
One of the few constitutional duties of the Vice-President is to serve as President of the US Senate.
In the Congress, only the Senate is responsible for confirming nominees that the President makes to the US Supreme Court, or to high offices in the Executive Branch.
Richard Nixon resigned as US President on 9 August 1974 because he was assured the Senate would impeach him at trial.
He is the president pro tem of the Senate, but can only vote to break a tie.
When a US president is up for impeachment, the House of Representatives must decide if enough evidence has been gathered to proceed forward. If so, then a trial is held before the US Senate who will decide if they will impeach or not.
When the house of Representatives impeaches a US President, they charge him with a "high crime or misdemeanor." It is then the responsibility of the US Senate to conduct a trial and determine whether to convict the President. If the president is convicted by the Senate, he looses his office. If he is not convicted, he remains in office. Bill Clinton was impeached but not convicted, so he served out the whole of his term… Read More
The US government branch that can impeach federal officials is the Senate. Impeachment means removal from a public office.
In the United States in 1962, the US president was John F. Kennedy. He would address the Senate or the House if there was a cause to do so and by the Constitution, the president is obligated to address the whole Congress for an annual State of the Nation Address.
If the House of Representatives votes to impeach (bring charges against) the President, he (or she) would go on trial in the Senate. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides over the trial.