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DATE > 7-29-2019
Article II Section 4 - of the United States of America CONSTITUTION :
The President, Vice 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. ( Discussion )
USA Senate composition : As of Jan. 2019 there are 45 Democrats 2 Independents and 53 Republicans.
Ladies & Gentlemen, Until we have the VOTES - in the USA Senate - President Donald J. Trump cannot be removed from office. So, we must defer to our State Senator's good judgement. Do THEY - as a 'body' - want him?
impeachment: Is the process by which a legislative body levels charges against a government official. It does not mean removal from office. Impeachment is only a statement of charges... Once the 'President' is impeached, he or she must then face the possibility of conviction by a Senate "legislative vote". Impeachment of Pres. Bill Clinton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Lewinsky) [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment ]
"... The House of Representatives ... shall have the sole Power of Impeachment. The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States; but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law. ..." [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_in_the_United_States ]
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