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Impeachment

The act of attempting to remove a public official from office. An impeachment does not necessarily result in removal, since another step is required before the official is forced to leave office. For example, in the United States, the House of Representatives may impeach the president by a majority vote. The case is then passed on for trial to the Senate, which may remove the president with a two-thirds vote.
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We support Conyers's effort, but we really want articles of impeachment introduced now," says Bob Fertik, president of ImpeachPAC, a political action committee dedicated to supporting Congressional candidates who favor impeaching Bush.
In 2014,  a survey by CNN/ORC revealed that only one-third of those surveyed were in favor of impeaching Barack Obama, while 65 percent had said he should not be removed.
Please investigate the federal government's involvement thoroughly before one more word is written about impeaching the governor who is justifiably asking what wrongdoing has been done by the Bush administration.
Not terribly -- not when the organization he targeted for destruction is given credit for impeaching an elected president for the first time in American history.
Despite the President's statement against impeaching Robredo, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said he would still push through with the filing of an impeachment complaint against Robredo for criticizing the government's war on drugs.
The new national data showed a major increase in Trump's disapproval rating while 46 percent are for impeaching the 45th president and the same percentage are against the extreme measure.
The grounds for impeaching a president are listed in(https://www.
He said it was up to the Makabayan bloc if it wanted to proceed with impeaching the President.
Republicans who favored impeaching Clinton pointed to Livingston as an example of courage and said the president should likewise put the country first and resign.
The grounds for impeaching a president can be found in Article II of the United States Constitution, which says an official must be convicted by a majority vote in Congress over "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
MANILA -- Impeaching the President would only benefit Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano warned on Friday.
The great divide in Congress over impeaching President Clinton was reflected by the pointed, partisan arguments splitting the six San Fernando Valley-area representatives during Friday's historic debate.