Trump Faces Impeachment


MICHAEL VADON 201-790-7758

"Donald Trump Laconia Rally, Laconia, NH by Michael Vadon July 16 2015" by Michael Vadon is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Unless you are living under a rock, you have heard about the impeachment of Donald J. Trump. However after the first hearing, many people assumed that he was out of office right away, but actually the process is quite complex and contains several steps. Let’s break it down..
First an impeachment resolution must be introduced by a member of the House of Representatives.
Next, The speaker of the House must then direct the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary to hold a hearing to decide whether to put the measure to a vote by the full chamber and if so when to hold a vote.
Then a simple majority of the Judiciary Committee must vote to approve the resolution. If the resolution gets approved, then a simple majority of the House of Representatives must vote for the impeachment. If that happens, then he gets impeached, but that does not mean he is no longer the president.
The procedure is moved to the Senate where they hold a trial to determine if he actually did something wrong. Then they vote and two-thirds must vote on him being removed. If that happens, then shortly after, he is removed from office.
In the current impeachment proceedings, the final hearing for the impeachment started January, 16 and is still going. At this point if Trump loses, then that is it for him because he is in the final stage of the impeachment
Most of the people against the impeachment are Democrats, the people that want him impeached say that Trump has contacted outside sources to get information on Democratic candidates which did happen. Three other presidents have been filed for impeachment Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton.