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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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And activists like Tim Carpenter, director of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), and John Bonifaz, author of a book on impeaching Bush and now a candidate for secretary of state of Massachusetts, continued to beat the drum for impeachment.
Court stripping and impeaching judges were not radical enough for some Coalition members.
This isn't the first time a Texas Republican has talked about impeaching Obama.
Alvarez said he considered Duterte's comment about impeaching Morales as simply that of 'an ordinary citizen who says 'I will file an impeachment complaint in Congress'.'
The poll released Thursday by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) found that 40 percent of Americans back impeaching Trump, compared to 30 percent who said the same in February.
* Impeaching President Clinton: The Society launched its "Impeach Clinton Now!" campaign in November 1997, months before the scandal involving Monica Lewinsky surfaced.
'We know Omamba has been sent to impeach Mallan to set the stage for impeaching Obado and Speaker Boaz Okoth for him to take over.
called 'The Case Against Impeaching Trump,' which I would encourage all people with Trump Derangement Syndrome to read!" Trump tweeted on Thursday.
Now, it is again spring in a midterm year, and there is again talk of impeaching a Republican president if Democrats win the House.
Drilon reiterated that impeaching Robredo would only create political division and instability.
The members held their first plenary sitting since impeaching Elachi on September 6.
(http://www.ibtimes.com/will-trump-be-impeached-40-percent-favor-presidents-removal-poll-finds-2579955) A poll released Thursday by the Public Religion Research Institute found that 40 percent of Americans supported impeaching Trump.