The concept of impeachment was not new at the time of the Constitutional Convention. The Framers thought including the ability to impeach the Chief Magistrate to the Constitution was extremely important. However, today it is hard to picture in our polarized political climate that there would ever be a super majority in the Senate in order to impeach and remove a president.
Were there debates about including impeachment in the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention? What is the scope of the impeachment clause? What does the process of impeachment look like? What level of incompetence could be grounds for impeachment?
Democrats Abandon the Constitution, written by David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey
Indispensable Remedy: The Broad Scope of the Constitution’s Impeachment Power, written by Gene Healy
America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power, Free Thoughts Podcast
King Obama, King Trump: The Dangers of an Imperial Presidency, Free Thoughts Podcast
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