Thursday, January 10, 2019

Fact of the Day: What Impeachment Means

While most people believe that a politician being "impeached" means the removal of themselves from office, it has always literally meant to publicly and formally accuse of a politician of a crime or wrong-doing. 

15 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Accuse and then comes the rigmarole

Emmylou said...

Man...fun times in the US for sure....

Anna-Alina said...

Or really? We have the same word in Ukrainian language and I had no idea about the right meaning.

Christine said...

that sounds like Trump.

Sami said...

I was surprised that Clinton didn't get impeached due to his lie about the Lewinsky affair. All carried on as normal.
And now Trump, we will see...

Marg said...

Guess we will see what happens.

Kirk said...

Clinton DID get impeached. He just wasn't removed from office.

Sandra Cox said...

I looked this up because I found it intriguing. One of the descriptions from Merriam Webster is to remove from office.

Martha said...

Thanks for the explanation.

Huggybear said...

Clinton's demeanour pales into insignificance as compared to the stuff Turnip Top is up to. Clinton certainly didn't go around the world insulting other leaders, plus Clinton could put a sentence together which was understandable.

Colin
PS: Adam, glad you looked up the meaning of "ROOTING" in Aussie slang!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I prefer to see fake-president be convicted of crime, including high treason.

Fundy Blue said...

I don't want to go down the impeachment route with Trump, even though I am a Democrat. I remember how polarized the country was when Nixon resigned and Ford pardoned him. I'm afraid if Trump were impeached by the House and tried by the Senate that it would rip our country apart. I'd rather he be voted out of office in 2020 and then prosecuted for criminal acts if he is indicted.

bj said...

Clinton should have been removed from office when he was impeached. He and his wife are SUCH crooks and he didn't care a hoot about us or his country...only used us to make more money. She will never get over President Trump beating her and, due to their money and influence, all the Democrats in Washington suck up to them...to the point of making fools of themselves.

Huggybear said...

Oh for wisdom of Texan one-eyes!
Colin

bj said...

...which just blew my mind....he should have been removed.