Feb 3, 2020


We see this word every day in the news. Many have a different idea of what it is. The real definition is, "a charge of misconduct made against the holder of a public office." It assumes no innocence or guilt, just a charge.
A political trial is held in the Senate that is like, but not the same as a legal trial in court. The Senate has its own rules. The entire Senate becomes 'jurors' and a chief justice from the Supreme Court presides over the proceedings. A two thirds vote from those present on any or all charges is required for conviction.

The outcome for being found guilty is limited to, "Removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust, or Profit under the United States."

Not all criminal conduct is impeachable and not all impeachable conduct is criminal.

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