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Diana
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Diana asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 9 months ago

How can the House impeach Trump without Senate approval?

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  • 8 months ago

    THE DEMOCRATIC CONTROLLED HOUSE CAN VOTE TO IMPEACH TRUMP SINCE IT ONLY TAKES A SIMPLE MAJORITY BUT IT TAKES A 2/3 VOTE IN THE SENATE AND THAT IS NOT LIKELY

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  • Traci
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    9 months ago

    They can''t! They just like to rattle their swords. And waste a whole lot of taxpayer money.t . They know they can't!

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  • Clive
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    9 months ago

    By going ahead and doing it. And because the US constitution says it can.

    Impeachment is the process of bringing charges. Should the House think of any criminal charges, it can vote to charge Trump with them. Then impeachment will have happened. This is nothing to do with the Senate.

    Of course this achieves precisely nothing without a trial. There now has to be a trial of these charges, and THAT takes place before the Senate. If the Senate votes to convict, THAT removes the president from office. Impeachment does not do that because it is only an accusation.

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  • 9 months ago

    Because the Constitution says so.

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  • 9 months ago

    The house can impeach on its own, but only the senate can convict.

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  • 9 months ago

    that's how it works....impeachment is a House procedure and a step towards conviction, not the conviction itself...

    think of it is an indictment in a criminal case...the House plays the role of a grand jury to determine if formal charges should be filed. whereas a grand jury produces an indictment for the prosecution and defense to argue in court, the House produces an impeachment that will be be argued in the Senate...

    • sesslerkathy9 months agoReport

      The house just change rules on impeachment. Can we impeach the house with their own new rules. They found nothing on Trump as a Candidate. Now they want to look into his past for a criminal act. How many people stole something or did something umpteen years ago would have been in prison now for it.

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  • 9 months ago

    Because the constitution specifically gives the power of impeachment to the house of representatives.

    What a lot of people get mixed up about, is the fact that impeachment does NOT remove the president from office.

    Impeachment - which is done by the house - is the process of formally bringing charges against the president.

    AFTER the house impeaches a president, the Senate holds a trial to evaluate whether or not the president is guilty of the charges and whether or not the offense is severe enough to remove the president from office.

    So yes, the house has the power to impeach, but that is a relatively meaningless unless the senate follows through to remove the president.

    The most recent example of this: Bill Clinton was impeached by the house for lying to congress during the investigation into his affair with Monica Lewinsky, but he was never removed from office by the senate, so he served out the entire 2nd term of his presidency.

    Also something that some people don't seem to understand - if the president is impeached and removed from office, the vice president becomes the president. It does not revert to the 2nd place finisher in the election. There are some people who seem to think a Trump impeachment (and removal from office) would make Hillary Clinton the president. That simply is not the case. Mike Pence would become president.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    The House doesn't need the Senate to approve it in order to start impeachment proceedings. But the Senate is the body that tries the proceedings.

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  • Judy
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    9 months ago

    Impeachment is similar to an indictmenet - doesnot find the person guilty. So the house can impeach, but not remove him from offide

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  • Ron
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Oh ye of little education. Incidentally, I learned this in 7th grade social studies. Impeachment is another word for indictment. It is the duty of the House of Representatives to do exactly that, impeach. It is the Senate's job to bring to "trial", or not.

    • Diana
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      9 months agoReport

      When I was a kid, I hated social studies. Everyone has that one subject that wasn't their strong point in school.

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