Local Political Professor Explains Next Phase in Presidential Impeachment Process
MCALLEN – For the third time in history the president of the United States has been impeached by the House.
The House passed both articles of impeachment against the President Donald Trump. One, abuse of power and the second, obstruction of Congress.
The first impeachment of a U.S. president was in 1868 against Andrew Johnson. He was impeached for violating a law that protected U.S. presidents from removing officials Congress had approved.
The second was in 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached for lying under oath and obstruction of justice.
An impeachment does not mean the president will be removed from office. The trial process will now take place in the Senate.
Political science professor Mark Murray explained the next phase. He says the only difference between this impeachment and the last two – we’re entering an election year.
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