Impeachment of the Us President

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The former US President became the first President in the History of United States to get impeached twice. The president was charged with inciting mob attack on US Congress.

Grounds of Impeachment of US President

Overview

  • Supporters of the president were voted recently to March into the US Capitol building.
  • To overturn the US Presidential elections held in 2020.
  • Ended up in an armed standoff.

Ways to Punish an Impeached Official

One Way

  • To remove the impeached official from his office.
  • Disqualify him to hold any office of honour, profit, or trust under the United States Government.

Other Way

  • To remove an official by convicting with two third majority from the US Senate.
  • A simple majority is required for disqualification.

Impeachment Procedure of the US President

First Phase

  • The House of representatives of the United States.
  • Voting for the charges framed against the president.
  • Votes with simple majority, the president is impeached thought not removed from the office.

Second Phase

  • The upper house (US Senate) is convened like a court.
  • The hearings are held.
  • Removal of the President only if two thirds of the Senate vote for it.

Recent Developments in the Impeachment Trial

  • The former US President was acquitted recently.
  • Inciting the horrific attack on the U. S. Capitol.
  • First-ever conviction of a current or former U. S. president.
  • Exposed the fragility of America՚s democratic traditions.

Impeachment Procedure of an Indian President

  • Initiated either in Lok Sabha or in Rajya Sabha.
  • The impeachment resolution is sent to the other house once it is passed by the majority of two-thirds in one house.
  • The framed charges are investigated by the other house.
  • Impeachment is brought in once the other house also confirms the charges.
  • Thus, the president is said to be impeached if the impeachment resolution is passed with two-third majority.

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