Everything We Know About the American Heartland

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Everything We Know about Impeachment

May 23, 2017

Show Notes

AJ is close to impeaching his cohosts, similar to how America is close to impeaching Donald J. Trump. We’re talking about impeachment today, and butchering it. Ruchit believes that Mike Pence is the Frank Underwood

Mechanics of Impeachment

If Orin Hatch were to be impeached, how would it go?

  • Article 2, Section 4: 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.
  • Article 1, Section 2, Clause 5: House has the “sole” power of impeachment. Articles of Impeachment are adopted by a simple majority vote in the House
  • Article 1, Section 3, Clause 6: the Senate tries any impeachment proceedings.

People have their own takes on impeachment:

The Clinton Impeachment

The court has said that impeachment is a political question in Nixon v. US.

Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment

Andrew Johnson was president and was impeached.

Richard Nixon’s Impeachment

The Watergate hotel:

The Watergate hotel

Ruchit really likes Richard Nixon. AJ doesn’t.

An Unassuming Member of Congress from the Midwest, like Gerald Ford:

Spiro Agnew plead guilty to not reporting the income from his bribes.

Trump Special Counsel

Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel.

Sidebar

TJ: My Family’s Slave, by Alex Tizon, The Atlantic, published posthumously. Tizon won a pulitzer in 1997 for investigative reporting. He died days before publishing the story.

Ruchit: What Trump should know about Comey & Mueller

AJ: AV Club Yo La Tengo Sugarcube

After Show

The crazy case of Samuel B. Kent.