What is "Not An Impeachable Offense" if the HOR has the votes to say it is?

What is "Not Impeachable" if the HOR has the votes to say it is?

  • Nothing

    Votes: 4 100.0%
  • Any allegation the RNC disagrees with for any reason

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    4
Jun 2014
64,233
38,962
Cleveland, Ohio
If your answer is not "Nothing" please link to to your argument's support.
Constitutionally, the vote of the Senate is final. Realistically, that vote depends on how the senators believe their voters will react.

No criminal statute needs to be cited, and no criminal trial is conducted.

This is not a judicial process.

That said, the Anerican people are very, very unlikely to support removal unless they think Trump is guilty of very serious crimes.
 
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Devil505

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Constitutionally, the vote of the Senate is final. Realistically, that vote depends on how the senators believe their voters will react.

No criminal statute needs to be cited, and no criminal trial is conducted.

This is not a judicial process.

That said, the Anerican people are very, very unlikely to support removal unless they think Trump is guilty of very serious crimes.
Untrue.
To impeach a president only the HOR must vote.

Ater a president is impeached (charged) by a vote of the HOR the case moves to the Senate for trial and possible removal from office.
ie...Bill Clinton was impeached but acquitted in his Senate trial.
 
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Untrue.
To impeach a president only the HOR must vote.

Ater a president is impeached (charged) by a vote of the HOR the case moves to the Senate for trial and possible removal from office.
ie...Bill Clinton was impeached but acquitted in his Senate trial.
I agree.
 
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Untrue.
To impeach a president only the HOR must vote.

Ater a president is impeached (charged) by a vote of the HOR the case moves to the Senate for trial and possible removal from office.
ie...Bill Clinton was impeached but acquitted in his Senate trial.
Which part of Maddie's statement was "untrue".....??


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Devil505

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A simpler answer would be: any impeachment past by a Republican HOR is a partisan/bugus act based on partisanship while any passed by a Dem HOR is legitimate......Simple.....and true!! :winktongue:
 
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Devil505

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Jan 2008
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Which part of Maddie's statement was "untrue".....??


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Fair question and my response was not meant as a slight to Madeline.
Impeachment is often misunderstood.

Here was my question: What is "Not An Impeachable Offense" if the HOR has the votes to say it is?

Madeline's answer implies that the Senate must be involved to impeach.....and that is incorrect.
(The Senate has no
involvement in the impeachment process unless the HOR actually votes to impeach.
At that point the case moves to the Senate for trial........but the president has already been impeached at that point.)

Very similar procedure to criminal law with the HOR acting like a grand jury and the Senate acting as the trial court. ( the accused has no rights to counsel until/unless it reaches the trial stage)
 
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Constitutionally, the vote of the Senate is final. Realistically, that vote depends on how the senators believe their voters will react.

No criminal statute needs to be cited, and no criminal trial is conducted.

This is not a judicial process.

That said, the Anerican people are very, very unlikely to support removal unless they think Trump is guilty of very serious crimes.
Also, what you say applies equally to the House vote to impeach.