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Q: What made it so the president could not remove federal officials from office?
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The amendment process was included in the US Constitution in order to?

remove government officials from political office

Can the president remove a congressman from office for high crimes?

Certainly not! Only the Congress can do that.

Who has the sole power to try officials who have been impeached?

The US Senate tries government officials who have been impeached by the House of Representatives, and may remove them from office if they find just cause.

Can congress impeach federal government?

According to the constitution, the House of Representatives has the power to impeach federal officials (even the president). The Senate acts as the jury, and (in presidential cases) the Chief Justice acts as the judge.

Ability of voters to remove elected officials from office?

"Recall" is the process by which the voters themselves can petition for the removal of an elected official. Depending on the state laws on the subject, once a certain number of voters signs the petition for recall, a special vote is scheduled for all voters to vote for or against removal of that official. Recall does not require any particular reason for the recall such as legal violations or dereliction of office.("Impeachment" is another term related to the removal of an official Impeachment proceedings are instituted and concluded by the legislative branch only in order to remove an official for crimes or malfeasance in office. The voters have no say in the impeachment process.)The US Constitution does not allow the recall of the President or of any federal officials , but House of Representatives had the power of impeachment.

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Does the president have the power to remove a congress member?

The Senate can remove Federal officials from office. The Senate is responsible for initiating an impeachment of a President of the United States. The Senate can also vote to have a member of the Senate removed for misconduct.

What can impeach a president?

"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 crimes and misdemeanors", and give the Senate the power to remove impeached officials from office, given a two-thirds vote to convict."

Why president have the sole power to remove all officials he appoints?

Actually, the president can ask them to resign, but in case they refuse to do it, then the president can remove them if Congress decides to do so. They can be removed only for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office.

Can we fire the president?

He can be impeached by Congress for "treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors." And since we elect our Congressional officials, then technically yes "we" can remove the president from office.

Can the military remove the president from office?

The military does not have the athority to remove the president from office.

What is the point of impeachment?

To get a president out of office that has committed "high crimes and misdemeanors".

Can we the people have elected officials removed?

It depends on State laws. Some States have recall laws. These allow the people to vote to remove an elected official from office. Texas does not have such a law. Michigan does. The Federal Government does not -- you cannot remove a President. This can only be done by Congress and for specific reasons called out in the Constitution.

What does congress decide the officials in?

Congress does not directly decide the officials in the executive branch of government. The officials in the executive branch, such as the President and various department heads, are typically appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. However, Congress does have the power to oversee and investigate the actions of these officials, and can also impeach and remove them from office if necessary.

Who has the power to impeach remove from office the president?

The Senate in the United States has the power to impeach the president and remove him from office. The president does have to have a trial prior to impeachment.

Who has the power to impeach remove from the office the president?

The Senate in the United States has the power to impeach the president and remove him from office. The president does have to have a trial prior to impeachment.

Who can the president not remove from office?


Which officials may NOT be removed by the president?

The President of the United States has the power to remove officials from office if he sees them as derelict in their duties in some way, but the action must be approved by Congress if the official does not simply resign. Judges on the Supreme Court, members of the Cabinet, the Vice President, and members of Congress cannot be removed by the President but he may ask them to resign.