Impeachment of the President


This meme is now floating around Social Media so it should be debunked for the nonsense and misinformation that it contains.

There were 4 charges against President Clinton when the US House started impeachment proceedings against him. 2 counts of perjury, that is lying to a grand jury while under oath. 1 count of obstruction of justice and 1 count of abuse of power.

The US House succeeded in impeaching President Clinton on 2 of the 4 charges. 1 charge of perjury and 1 charge of obstruction of justice. The impeachment trial was handed to the US Senate which ended in an acquittal.

Per Article 2, Section 4 of the US Constitution. The President and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Not the speculation of, hearsay of, rumors of, alleged crimes. Just like any Citizen, even the President is to be given a fair trial. When the President is tried for Impeachment within the US Senate, the Chief Justice presides over the trial and there must be two thirds majority to gain a conviction. And the US House determines if the President or any other civil Officer is going to be impeached.

As of yet, there is no evidence that our 45th President has committed any crime that is impeachable by the US House. Only memes, misinformation, and nonsense posted on Social Media. You cannot impeach the President for winning the election because you voted for another candidate.