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Why does the Senate have the right to convict the president of impeachment?

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December 15, 2008 4:05AM

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.


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