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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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In Laikipia, the County Assembly last week impeached the Executive for Finance Boniface Ndai.
Back then, some Democrats sought to impeach the president for reasons as diverse as firing FBI Director James Comey and for "sowing discord among the people of the United States" with comments on Charlottesville, transgender troops, Muslim immigration, and NFL players who would not stand for the national anthem.
The House has also impeached presidents for behaviour that undermines the constitutional system or that brings shame to the office of president, regardless of whether that behaviour was criminal.
Zargo insists that from the beginning of the impeachment hearing to the end, he was on the side of the impeached Associate Justice, saying 'My position is consistent with my party's position.'
The pair pushed to impeach the president in 2017 and 2018 but the House blocked those resolutions twice, with the help of Democrats who said the effort was premature.
But why will you impeach when we are friends, that's the usual answer when you banter around." As a veteran politician, Duterte said he can brush aside the "threat" but Sara was not happy about it.
from now on, every conversation about the administration has to include when he's going to be impeached,' Steyer said in an interview with Axios, an American news and information website.
In a 23-page article, Professor Peterson laid out why Congress should impeach Trump over these claims.
The Bangladesh parliament Wednesday unanimously passed the constitutional amendment to regain its power to impeach apex court judges.
John Kaway, the chairperson of specialized committee on information committee in the state assembly, said the move by MPs to impeach the speaker was "unconstitutional".
In 2004, Plaid and SNP MPs made efforts to impeach him on charges of gross misconduct in his advocacy of the case for war against Iraq and in his conduct of policy in connection with the war.
When the Republicans tried to impeach Truman they won big in the next elections.