Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment
- Author: Leroy Wright May 21, 2017,
May 21, 2017, 8:58
The contract on PredictIt titled "Will Donald Trump be impeached in 2017?" saw volume of more than 100,000 contracts in the last 24 hours after reports of a memo written by Comey that said Trump had asked him to end the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation. He added that this is "position of conscious for me". Still, it's unlikely that Green's call for impeachment will go anywhere.
The Republican leader faces allegations he asked his FBI director James Comey to halt a probe of a senior former advisor, and dismissed Comey in a bid to curb an investigation into his campaign team's possible collusion with Russian Federation.
In the event of impeachment, the case shifts to debate in the US Senate, where a two-thirds majority is needed for conviction in the 100-member chamber.
The impeachment process also can't begin while the President isn't now on American soil, and Trump has just begun his first foreign trip as leader, spending the next eight days in the Middle East and Europe. If lawmakers believe a president is guilty of what the US Constitution calls "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors", they may initiate articles of impeachment.
The president has been under fire since his firing of James Comey. However, if you have indeed reached the decision that you want Trump impeached, here's how to call your Congress member to make your voice heard.
Raising his voice, he continued, "I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America for obstruction of justice".
Alright, so let's say Trump does get impeached.
If the President is not above the law, he should be charged, by way of impeachment, by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Contrary to popular belief, Richard Nixon was never actually impeached, as he resigned from office before the Watergate scandal built up enough evidence to bring an impeachment case against him.
Kinda. The 25th Amendment has been mentioned quite a bit in recent days, inspiring a healthy debate on what exactly the amendment facilitates. "We need not resort to an amendment designed for a wholly different objective to get rid of a president who is a menace", Rubin wrote. "The presidency now has kinglike qualities, and we have a child upon the throne", Douthat said. But how likely is it?
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