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What happens if a president is impeached?

2022-07-29 09:00:03
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What happens if a president is impeached?

The Constitution requires a two-thirds vote of the Senate to convict, and the penalty for an impeached official upon conviction is removal from office. In some cases, the Senate has also disqualified such officials from holding public offices in the future. There is no appeal.

What does impeached mean in simple terms?

1 : to charge with a crime or misconduct specifically : to charge (a public official) before a competent tribunal (as the U.S. Senate) with misconduct in office. Note: Impeachment is the first step in removing an officer from office.