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Impeachment Drive by the Democrats

Any President can be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi [Note 1], said that she was “not there yet” in supporting the initiation of impeachment proceedings.

The question of impeachment is consuming a great deal of energy from the Democrats, who may not be able to pursue this path to the end. Some members within the party are also questioning this direction and would like to focus on the issues that they consider are more important for the country.

There have ever only been two Presidents [note 2] who have been impeached in the past and zero who have been removed from office.

At least three [note 3] Democratic presidential candidates have continued their call for impeachment. Their demands have been backed by two prominent freshman Democrats, Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

Nancy Pelosi played down reports of divisions among Democrats over the impeachment issue, saying: “There are some people who are more eager for impeachment, many more eager to just follow the investigation … I don’t think it’s a growing number [who support impeachment.]”

Notes for Newbies

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[1] Nancy Pelosi is the Presiding Officer in the House of Representatives. Her duties include administering the oath of office to Members, calling the House to order, preserving order and decorum within the House chamber and galleries, recognizing members to speak on the House floor, and making rulings about House procedures.
Nancy is a Democratic politician, notably being the first woman to serve as the speaker of the house. Nancy is the second in the line of presidential succession immediately after the vice president.

[2] Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, but acquitted by the Senate. Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached.

[3] Presidential Candidates, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Julian Castro have called on Congress to launch impeachment proceedings.

Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Julian Castro

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