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The U.S. House of Representatives once again passes the bill to impeach Trump

2021-01-13T23:16:42.219Z

The US House of Representatives discussed the impeachment of President Donald Trump on January 13, and finally passed it successfully, making Trump the first US president to be impeached twice in history. Since the beginning of the US impeachment system



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2021-01-14 07:07

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The US House of Representatives discussed the impeachment of President Donald Trump on January 13, and finally passed it successfully, making Trump the first US president to be impeached twice in history.

Where did the US impeachment system come from?

What is the procedure for removing the president?

Who has been impeached in the past?

Answer the above questions for you immediately.

The U.S. Congress debated the impeachment of President Trump on January 13. Before the vote, a large number of National Guards were on guard inside and outside the Capitol.

(AP)

What is impeachment?

Impeachment originated in the United Kingdom, where the first case of impeachment occurred in 1376.

The colonies of the United States and the early state governments followed the trial method of the British impeachment law.

According to the US Constitution, the House of Representatives has the sole power of impeachment, while the Senate has the sole power to try all impeachment cases.

One of the founding fathers of the United States Constitution, Alexander Hamilton, once explained the definition of impeachment. He said that impeachment is a method for the state to pursue after a public official is accused of violating public trust.

Article 4 of Chapter II of the U.S. Constitution states that if the president, vice president, or all civil servants are impeached for treason, bribery, or other felony and misdemeanor crimes, they should be removed from office.

Impeachment: The earliest known case of impeachment appeared in 1376, when the British Parliament used impeachment to remove several ministers from King Edward III of England (Edward III of England).

The picture shows a portrait of the king.

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What is the procedure for impeachment?

The House of Representatives filed charges against the President, accusing him of participating in a "high crime or misdemeanor" (high crime or misdemeanor).

After the House of Representatives passes the terms of impeachment, the impeachment committee is handed over to the Senate for trial.

The constitution stipulates that two-thirds of the senators must vote for it before the president can be found guilty and ordered to step down.

If all 100 members of the Senate were present during the trial, 17 Republican members would have to turn against each other for the impeachment to succeed. This is a very difficult threshold.

And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Mitch McConnell) has stated that he has no intention of deliberating the recall before Joe Biden takes office.

In Trump's "Tong Wumen" incident, the House of Representatives passed an impeachment bill and handed it to the Senate for trial, but ultimately ruled that he was not guilty of abusing power and obstructing Congress's investigation.

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Which American president has been impeached?

Both the 17th President of the United States Andrew Johnson and the 42nd President Bill Clinton were impeached in a vote in the House of Representatives, but both were acquitted by the Senate.

As for the 37th President Nixon (Richard Nixon), he resigned before the House of Representatives voted on impeachment, and the impeachment will not end.

Trump is the third U.S. president impeached by the House of Representatives, and the first president to be impeached twice, and he is the only president of the four impeachments in American history.

Riots in the United States: The picture shows President Trump giving a speech at a rally in Washington, DC, on January 6.

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