Is it true that the House of Representatives has the power to remove Trump from office next week (per the impeachment process)?
- .Lv 58 months agoFavourite answer
The Senate is the only one that can remove Trump from office but the likelihood of that ever happening is almost 0%. Reason being: The Senate is made up of Republicans, and Trump is also a Republican, so with that said the Senate basically will be backing Trump.
Trump's impeachment trial will be held there, and he is more than likely to get off of all charges, only because of the Judge Jury and Executioner being all Republicans like he is. So it's sort of telling that this trial is basically a waste of time and energy, and Trump gets off with committing crimes, and free to commit more crimes in the future.
- Warren TLv 78 months ago
YES BUT IT IS LIKELY NOT TO HAPPEN
- FoofaLv 78 months ago
No, that would be for the Senate to tackle.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 78 months ago
No. The House of Representatives has the power to impeach, but only the Senate can actually remove the President from office.
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- CliveLv 78 months ago
NO. Being impeached is the equivalent of bringing charges. Then just like anyone who the DA brings charges against, the matter has to go to court. A charge is only a charge - now is it true? That's for the court to find out, by having a trial if the defendant pleads not guilty.
So according to the US constitution, if a president is impeached, he goes to trial before the Senate acting as a court. He will only be removed if the Senate votes to convict him of the charges.
Which has never happened before. There have only been two impeachments, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, and in both cases, the Senate found them not guilty. If the Senate convicts Trump, that'll be a historic first. Though it probably won't because of its Republican majority.
- Anonymous8 months ago
No, take a US civics course.
- Lisa ALv 78 months ago
No. The house brings him up on charges. The senate has the power to remove him from office by finding him guilty of the charges.