Origin of impeachment
Examples from the Web for impeachment
Republican leaders today are doing the same thing, using the media to tell their members there will be no impeachment.
“Impeachment is a riveting event in the history of the country,” Kucinich says.
But an absence of niceties nor an unwillingness to conform is not a legitimate cause for impeachment.The University of Texas’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent|David Davis|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, without any credible justification, they have even gone so far as to call for impeachment proceedings against him.Eric Holder’s Legacy: Bold on Equality, Less So on Civil Liberties|Geoffrey R. Stone|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Forty years after Richard Nixon resigned from office, talk of impeachment is once again in the air.
Impeachment will lie against all kinds of crimes and misdemeanours, and against offenders of all ranks.
In 1787 he was associated with Burke in the impeachment of Hastings, against whom he showed extraordinary vindictiveness.A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature|John W. Cousin
This was a surplusage of duty but not cause for impeachment.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
In the midst of the agitation produced by these events, the impeachment was for a time almost forgotten.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
But there were many other purposes for which it might be used, and he had never intended to make it the ground of impeachment.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
A formal accusation of wrongdoing against a public official. According to the United States Constitution, the House of Representatives can vote to impeach an official, but the Senate actually tries the case. Several presidencies have been blemished by impeachment or the threat of impeachment: President Andrew Johnson was impeached after the Civil War but was acquitted. President Richard Nixon resigned from office as the House of Representatives prepared to initiate impeachment proceedings. President William Jefferson Clinton was impeached in 1998 but was acquitted by the Senate the following year.