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Category: Using The Congressional Impeachment Power

IN FOCUS – Does the House Have a Duty to Impeach?

It is no surprise that there is not one Democrat in the House of Representatives that has ever mentioned the possibility of supporting the impeachment of President Joe Biden.  A study of the votes taken in the House during 2022, when the Democrats held a slim majority, showed unprecedented party unity.

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IN FOCUS – Impeaching President Biden for Selling Influence to Foreign Governments

Almost all of the mainstream media continues to defend Joe Biden against any and all charges of impropriety.  A story this week by the Associated Press states: Republicans are considering holding an official House vote [in December] to authorize their impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden, as the party looks to formalize a process that has yet to yield any direct evidence of wrongdoing by the president.

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IN FOCUS – Impeaching Biden for Weaponizing Government

Among the many resolutions of impeachment that have been filed against President Biden is one authored by Congressman Andrew Ogles (R-TN):  H.Res. 493.  That resolution charges that Biden has “obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice” and “weaponized the Executive Office of the President” to cover the influence-peddling schemes of himself and Hunter Biden.

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IN FOCUS – Nixon’s Impeachment for Weaponization of the Government

More than a century passed between the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1868 and the impeachment of President Richard Nixon in 1974. While Johnson survived the challenge to his Presidency, Nixon did not. Richard Milhous Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974, only days before being impeached by the House, thereby avoiding both impeachment while in office and a looming trial in the Senate.

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IN FOCUS – Impeachment — The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

The first President to be impeached was Andrew Johnson, our 17th President, who was elevated to that office upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Johnson had been a Senator from Tennessee when the Civil War broke out, but remained loyal to the Union. President Lincoln had spoken of reconciliation with the South, but when Johnson proposed conciliatory Reconstruction policies, such as pardoning Confederate leaders, he was targeted by “Radical Republicans” in Congress.

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