quote:Originally posted by Brentenman:
More uneducated non-sense. Too many people, even elected officials apparently, do not know their Constitution:
Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution states:
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.
House: draws up and votes on Articles of Impeachment...votes...if yes, goes to the Senate.
Senate: with the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court present, conducts a trial and votes whether guilty or not, with 2/3 needed to remove from office.
Therefore, accourding to the U.S. Constitution, Congress can only draw up and vote on Articles of Impeachement...but can't remove anyone. Only the Senate can do that.....
You need a bit more education too since last time I checked Congress was made up of two houses: The House of Representatives and the Senate. So the Senate is part of Congress.
Congress *can* impreach: The House can start impeachment proceedings and the Senate then either convicts or acquits.