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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.
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Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998.
It means a trial of wrongdoings by the president. The senate and house vote to get president out of office before his term is up.
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.
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.
Only two of 43 president were impeached: Andrew Johnson and WilliamJefferson Clinton. Richard Nixon resigned while impeachment charges were beingprepared against him. In both… cases the sitting president was impeached but inneither case did the Senate choose to convict so although both wereimpeached, neither was removed from office.
Impeachment is where a governing body accuses a public official ofcommitting illegal acts. If the official is found guilty,punishment can include removal from office as well a…s criminal andcivil penalties. In the United States, Congress has power toimpeach the President, and has done so twice: Andrew Johnson andWilliam Jefferson Clinton. In both cases the sitting president was impeached but in neither case did the Senate choose toconvict so although both were impeached, neither was removed fromoffice.
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 removal of the president by the chief justice in senate on allegations charged, when proved guilty.
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.
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Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both impeached.
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.