As I’m sure you know that the Reich on the right, the Republican Reich, is virtually always wrong, and the Reich on the left, Robert Reich, is virtually always right. The treasonous conspiracy by Putin’s perverted puppet and his minions is unraveling at a prodigious rate. Robert Reich thinks that we had better understand the impeachment process, since we may need the information sooner than we think. He’s right!
The 10 Steps to Impeach a President
It won’t be easy to impeach Donald Trump. No president in American history has ever been convicted on articles of impeachment.
Only two presidents so far have been impeached by the House and had that impeachment go to the Senate for trial. The first was Andrew Johnson, in 1868, when the Senate came one vote short of convicting him. The next was 131 years later, in 1999, when Bill Clinton’s impeachment went to the Senate. 50 Senators voted to convict Clinton, 17 votes short of what was needed.
What about Richard Nixon? He resigned early in this process, before the House had even voted on articles of impeachment. And then his successor, who had been his vice president, Gerald Ford, gave Nixon a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes he might have committed against the United States while president.
This isn’t to say Trump couldn’t or won’t be impeached. Only that it’s a long and drawn-out process.
It all revolves around Article I Sections 2 and 3 of the Constitution, and rules in the House and the Senate implementing those provisions…
From <Robert Reich>
Click through for the list of steps. Here’s the video.
And while we’re at it, let’s not forget Pence!