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dw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:57 AM
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The Impeachment Process
1. The House Judiciary Committee (22 Rep, 16 Dem, see below) deliberates over whether to initiate an impeachment inquiry.

2. The Judiciary Committee adopts a resolution seeking authority from the entire House of Representatives (231 Rep, 202 Dem, 1 Ind, 1 vacant) to conduct an inquiry. Before voting, the House debates and considers the resolution. Approval requires a majority vote (218 ayes).

3. The Judiciary Committee conducts an impeachment inquiry, possibly through public hearings. At the conclusion of the inquiry, articles of impeachment are prepared. They must be approved by a majority of the Committee.

4. The House of Representatives considers and debates the articles of impeachment. A majority vote of the entire House is required to pass each article. Once an article is approved, the President is, technically speaking, "impeached" -- that is subject to trial in the Senate.

5. The Senate holds trial on the articles of impeachment approved by the House. The Senate sits as a jury while the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides over the trial.

6. At the conclusion of the trial, the Senate votes on whether to remove the President from office. A two-thirds vote by the Members present in the Senate is required for removal.

7. If the President is removed, the Vice-President assumes the Presidency under the chain of succession established by Amendment XXV.


The House Judiciary Committee

22 Republican members:

Hyde (R) Illinois, 6th
Coble (R) North Carolina, 6th
Smith (R) Texas, 21st
Gallegly (R) California, 24th
Goodlatte (R) Virginia, 6th
Chabot (R) Ohio, 1st
Lungren (R) California, 3rd
Jenkins (R) Tennessee, 1st
Cannon (R) Utah, 3rd
Bachus (R) Alabama, 6th
Inglis (R) South Carolina, 4th
Hostettler (R) Indiana, 8th
Green (R) Wisconsin, 8th
Keller (R) Florida, 8th
Issa (R) California, 49th
Flake (R) Arizona, 6th
Pence (R) Indiana, 6th
Forbes (R) Virginia, 4th
King (R) Iowa, 5th
Feeney (R) Florida, 24th
Franks (R) Arizona, 2nd
Gohmert (R) Texas, 1st

16 Democrat members:

Berman (D) California, 28th
Boucher (D) Virginia, 9th
Nadler (D) New York, 8th
Scott (D) Virginia, 3rd
Watt (D) North Carolina, 12th
Lofgren (D) California, 16th
Jackson Lee (D) Texas, 18th
Waters (D) California, 35th
Meehan (D) Massachusetts, 5th
Delahunt (D) Massachusetts, 10th
Wexler (D) Florida, 19th
Weiner (D) New York, 9th
Schiff (D) California, 29th
Snchez (D) California, 39th
Van Hollen (D) Maryland, 8th
Wasserman Schultz (D) Florida, 20th


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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:21 AM
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1. WE NEED TO TAKE BACK THE HOUSE
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:28 AM
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2. The Senate holds trial on the articles of impeachment approved by the Hous
Who acts as prosecutor?
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dw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:36 AM
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3. "Managers"
Designated members of the House, referred to as "managers," prosecute the case by "exhibiting" the articles of impeachment.
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:42 AM
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4. My nomination for "manager"
<---------MANAGER!
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