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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:29 PM

Can I ask a Constitution question in regards to impeachment?

Impeachment can result in the removal of a president from office.

But, does having been impeached once disqualify an individual from ever running again? If Trump is impeached, can he run in 2020?

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Response to Poeraria (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:32 PM

1. If the Senate convicts, the only punishment is removal from office, and...

permanent disqualification to hold any federal office again.

And it is not pardonable.

But the Senate would have to convict.

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Response to Poeraria (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:33 PM

2. There are 2 separate parts to the senate trial.

One is for impeachment and removal from office.
The second is barring the accused from holding any political office for life.
This one is seldom used.

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Response to nykym (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:35 PM

4. No one's been removed yet, so part 2 has been moot

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Response to nykym (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:52 PM

7. That's my understanding also.

The Senate could remove the President from office, but not bar that person from holding that same office again.

The Senate could remove the President from office, and bar him/her from ever holding that office again.

I'm not sure that means the person convicted could never hold any political office again, but they can't be President again.

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Response to Poeraria (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:35 PM

3. What is this "Constitution" you speak of? Would sure be nice to have one those now...

Unfortunately all we have left is a pile of used toilet paper in the case where the documetn once was displayed in the Smithsonian...

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Response to Poeraria (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:36 PM

5. No. Unless a state times it sufficiently with an effective legal case to ensure a "different"

residence in the meantime. Otherwise, he could run again.

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Response to Poeraria (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:51 PM

6. Depends on the conviction.

The Senate may impose to “removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States.”

It is not required that this be part of the conviction though.

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Response to Poeraria (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 03:01 PM

8. Seven responses and seven different answers.

Hope one of them is one you like.

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Response to Poeraria (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 03:12 PM

9. I'm sure he can find a loophole...

If he wants to run again? He's good at finding loopholes.

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Response to Poeraria (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 03:14 PM

10. Thanks to all for your answers!

Much appreciated.

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Response to Poeraria (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 03:14 PM

11. You can run if you are impeached

Impeachment doesn't mean anything unless there is a conviction and removal from office.

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Response to Poeraria (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 03:35 PM

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6: 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.

7: 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.

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