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Impeachment of Donald J. Trump
An Editorial Opinion
Relevant Constitutional Provisions Of Impeachment **
Art. I, Sec. 2, Cl. 5:
The House of Representatives ... shall have the sole Power of impeachment.
Art. I, Sec. 3, Cl. 6 & 7:
The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: and no Person shall be convicted without Concurrence of two-thirds of the Members present.
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment according to Law.
Art. II, Sec. 2, Cl. 1:
The President ... shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
Art. II, Sec. 4:
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.
D. J. Trump
Trump, The Teflon Don
Donald J. Trump will not resign, and while The House of Representatives remains in control of Republican Law Makers, The House of Representatives will not impeach Donald Trump. Partly because some of them are cowards, partly because some of the are power hungry, and partly because of ignorance and party loyalty. While they all took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States they are all more concerned with their own personal gain than to honestly represent the people they are suppose to serve. Every lawmaker in Washington DC is there to represent all the people of their districts and states not just the party that they belong to.
As a liberal, I am appalled, first that Republicans allowed Donald Trump to run. The RNC is supposed to vet their candidates before backing and supporting them. Clearly, they did not vet Donald Trump. What is more disconcerting is that as he demonstrated his unfitness to be President the RNC simply looked the other way and remained mute. The symbol for the GOP should be changed to an ostrich for sticking their heads in the sand. Trump once bragged he could kill someone in the middle of Time Square and he would get away with it. With the current RNC, I am afraid he is correct.
Vote, Be Counted
Should Donald Trump be Impeached?
How to Impeach Donald Trump
The process described in the Constitution is the process, but not how we as the people are going to take action to get it done.
There needs to be a majority of the members of the house willing to impeach Trump. Mostly that will require recalling congress members who won't stand up with the majority of US citizens. Removing some high profile members who are not doing their job will send a message to the rest.
Inform The House of Representatives who Americans want as house leader because that person will become President.
There needs to be a two-thirds majority of Senators who are present when Trump is tried to remove him from office.
Before removing Trump, impeach Pence. If America is truly going to take back its government then we must be active in the process.
If the DNC really wishes to convince us that it is interested in returning government to the people than it needs to support this process.
It is time to take our government back. According to the sixteenth President of the United States, A liberal Republican, this is a government of the people, by the people for the people. Right now none of that is true.
**Taken from CRS Report for Congress, April 20, 2005 - T.J. Halstead, Legislative Attorney, American Law Division