Wednesday, June 5, 2019

How Impeachment Works in U.S.?

U.S. Constitution allows Congress to impeach and remove the President. The House debates and votes whether to bring charges against the President. All it needs is a simple majority in the 435 House members. The House has 235 members from Democratic Party, 197 from the Republican Party and 3 vacancies. So the Democratic controlled House can easily pass a resolution to impeach Donald Trump.
 
Once that is done, it then goes to the Senate for an impeachment trial. The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court presides. The Senate has 100 members. Two thirds majority vote is needed to convict the President and remove from the office. The Senate has 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and 2 independents. It is almost impossible to get a two third majority (67 votes) to convict the Republican President Trump in a Republican controlled Senate.
 
The leader of the Democratic Party in the House, Nancy Pelosi, is not in favor of impeachment because it will not get Trump removed from office since the Republicans have majority in the Senate. Suppose the House passes impeachment resolution and the Senate rejects it, it will backfire on the democrats during the 2020 presidential election. Trump knows how to manipulate the media. Trump will put up a show as he is the poor victim and gain popularity and easily win the election. Also, the general public will get tired of the democrats.
 
What do I think? I think the democrats will talk about impeachment, but not go forward with it, until the election time next year.
 
Wait and see.

8 comments:

  1. I was waiting to see what Who posted this? Might comment and then post mine....but looks like mine is going to be first.....that too on a political topic.....

    Why are they playing games? Why not keep it simple .....if he is wrong why not share the truth bring evidence and impeach....does anyone even think of the common man..
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    1. Thanks for your comments Dee. It is not that easy to remove a U.S. President from office. When the Americans elect their President, they actually elect a semi dictator. He has tremendous powers. Also, partisan politics come into play. Lot of democrats still refuse to accept Donald Trump won and Hillary Clinton lost. Same time, lot of republicans think Trump knows what he is doing and he is the best thing ever happened to Americans.

      So far, no U.S. President has been removed from office. Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached but not removed from office. Richard Nixon resigned.

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  2. I want to read that book written by Trump. Maybe I can get a better understanding about how he thinks..

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. Go ahead and read his book. I reserve my comment.

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  3. Nancy Pelosi is sensible in not favoring impeachment when numbers are against democrats but using the allegations for electoral dividends.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Mr. KP. You are correct.

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  4. Please impeach and remove him from office!
    I wonder who will take over...???

    Regards,
    President Mike Pence

    PS: Shout Out to Dee YAOMM

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    1. Mike Who? Oh ok. I got it now. Thanks for your comments Mike. You have a better chance of winning the Powerball Lottery.

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