Impeachment circa 2019
Impeachment. It’s on our minds, and I have thoughts about the process and how it’s playing out.
Words matter. So, let’s remember, straightaway, that impeachment represents step one in the process of removing someone from office. That’s it and that’s all!
The Constitution governs our country. And it says, concerning impeachment: The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment. See, U.S. Constitution Article 1, Section 5. There’s more, of course, about the Senate’s role as the trial court. But, for now, we’re only dealing with impeachment.
The United States Code includes no statutes which address the impeachment process. Further, the process belongs