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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Did you know that Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) called for President Obama to be impeached during a Tea Party event,

Did you know that Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) called for President Obama to be impeached during
David Dewhurst is on right
a Tea Party event
, according to the Texas Tribune?

Presidents Andrew Johnson 
Did you know that Presidents Andrew Johnson
Presidents Bill Clinton
and Bill Clinton were impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, but acquitted by the Senate?

Presidents  Richard Nixon
Did you know that Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached?

Did you know that the right to impeach public officials is secured by the U.S. Constitution in Article I, Sections 2 and 3, which discuss the procedure, and in Article II, Section 4, which indicates the grounds for impeachment: "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?"

Did you know that removing an official from office requires two steps: (1) a formal accusation, or impeachment, by the House of Representatives, and (2) a trial and conviction by the Senate?

Did you know that an impeachment requires a majority vote of the House?

Did you know that an impeachment conviction is more
difficult, requiring a two-thirds vote by the Senate?

Did you know that The vice president presides over the Senate proceedings in the case of all officials except the president, whose trial is presided over by the chief justice of the Supreme Court?

 This is because the vice president can hardly be considered a disinterested party—if his or her boss is forced out of office he or she is next in line for the top job!

 Now if you didn't know, now you know...

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