Who can impeach the president?
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.
No one. Only the House can impeach federal officers.
Who else can be removed from the US office through impeachment besides the president and vice president?
Cabinet members and federal judges can be impeached and removed. Both houses can refuse to seat a proposed member or expel a member.
crimes or doing something unconstitutional.
The president can be impeached for any reason impeachment requires no crime only a majority vote of no confidence by the Citizens of the USA
a.one fourth members of either house of parliament b.half of the members of house of parliament c.half of the state legislature d.one third members of any state legislature
The House of Representatives in the United States is the only group of people that can impeach the President of the United States. If a president is to be impeached there will be a trial or hearing and the Senate is responsible for organizing and holding this trial or hearing.
they might have commited a crime sometime in their life
The Chief Justice of the United States presides over presidential impeachment trials. The senate serves as the jury and two-thirds are required to convict.
The US Constitution specifically lists as reasons for impeachment "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." The dictionary defines a misdemeanor as any misconduct less serious than a felony, so any violation of the US Constitution and/or federal law is an acceptable cause for impeachment. It is left up to the discretion of the US House of Representatives, the only body that can issue a federal impeachment. Traditionally they have reserved the power for… Read More
Article 2 Section 4 U.S. Constitution "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." Anyone can be impeached, Supreme Court justices, federal judges, Cabinet members, directer of the FBI, CIA. Impeachment itself simply means to bring charges against. Only the House of Representatives can impeach the President and certain other federal officers… Read More
The House of Representatives act as the grand jury charging him or her with impeachment and the Senate is then the jury.
The US Senate, chaired by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court with the House of representatives bringing the charges against the incumbent president
He can't. He can be charged with a crime, but he can't be impeached.
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
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 vote. 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 Chief Justice of the United States presides over impeachments in the Senate.
No, the President does not have the power or authority to impeach the Vice President. The United States Constitution outlines who has the power to impeach the Vice President. Article I, Section 2, of the United States Constitution states, "The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." Article I, Section 3, of the United States Constitution states, "The Senate shall have the sole Power… Read More
Andrew Johnson was impeached for failing to comply with the 1867 Tenure of Office Act. He was aquitted. Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice. He was acquitted. See the related questions for more details.
An U.S. President can be impeached for the following reasons: treason, bribery, and other high crimes.
yes! the congress can! The congress also approves many things like treaties, appointments, etc.
No. The House and Senate have procedures to remove members and they may be recalled by the electorate, but the President cannot.
Under current Senate rules, the Chief Justice of the United States presides over impeachment trials.
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-president would become President.
Two US Presidents were impeached by the House of Representatives. Andrew Johnson, and Bill Clinton. It is the Sentate who votes on whether or not the impeachment charges warrant removal of the President from office. Both Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were tried and acquitted by the Senate.No president has been removed from office by the Senate confirming the charges of impeachment. Andrew Johnson, who became president after Lincoln was assassinated, was tried by the… Read More
A president can be impeached for treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors. The precise definition of these offenses is left up to the House of Representatives .
50% in the House of Representatives 67% in the Senate
The Senate sits as the jury in an impeachment trial and would either convict or acquit the President.
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 evidence 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… Read More
Andrew Johnson was the first US president to be impeached. He was acquitted by the Senate by one vote.Andrew Johnson
The Senate overseen by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides over an impeachment trial
Chief Justice William Rheinquist
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.
It can subject him to a mumber of different penalties and resitrictions including forcing him to leave office before the end of his term.
The Senate brings impeachment charges.
Impeachment is the process where the House of Representatives pass by a majority vote, articles of impeachment, which constitute the formal allegation or allegations. Upon passing the articles, which constitute the formal allegation/(s), the defendant is "impeached". The next step, involves the Senate conducting a trial for the accused.In the case of impeachment of a president, the Chief Justice of the United States presides over the trial proceedings, conducted in the Senate. In order to… Read More
No- both impeached presidents were acquitted of impeachment charges by the Senate and were allowed to finish out their terms. Andrew Johnson escaped. conviction by only one vote.
A "bill of impeachment" is brought by the House of Representatives. It's similar to an indictment made by a grand jury. That is, it's only an accusation that must be brought to trial. At this point a president has been "impeached." A trial is then conducted by the Senate. Only two Presidents in US History have been impeached by the House of Representatives. -- President Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 for violating the Tenure… Read More
Yes, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached by the House, but neither was convicted by the Senate, so they both stayed in office until their terms expired.
The President would still be President and would appoint a new Vice President.
No, it's an expressed power of Congress and could not be delegated.
Only Congress can impeach a president. The senate controls the court aspect of trying to convict the President. The house is the ones who actually Impeach the president.
No, the U.S. House of Representatives impeaches, and the U.S. Senate either votes to convict or acquit.
Would the vice president become president for the remainder of the term if the current president was impeached?
That is correct. If the president were convicted in an impeachment trial, the Vice President would take the office of Presdident.
Only the House of Representatives is empowered to impeach the president. Then it is the job of the Senate to try him/her.
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,
Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase presided over President Johnson's Senate impeachment trial from March 5 - May 16, 1868. Johnson was acquitted by a single vote and completed his Presidential term of office on March 4, 1869.
The Senate hold the trial and acts as jury in any impeachment of an elected federal official.