The Impeachment Process

The Impeachment Process

Everything you need to know about the process and history of impeachment and how it applies to the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. 

REPORT

The Impeachment Process: The Constitution and Historical Practice

Jul 29, 2019 24 min read

COMMENTARY

HERITAGE EXPLAINS

What Happens if the House Impeaches Trump?
Part one of a three part podcast series on impeachment

VIDEO

John Malcolm: The Impeachment Hearings Did Not Change Anyone's Mind

John Malcolm

Nov 14, 2019 5 min watch

HERITAGE EXPLAINS

What Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton Can Teach President...
Part two of a three part podcast series on impeachment

VIDEO

John Malcolm: The Impeachment Process Is Not Meant to Settle Political Disputes

Sep 29, 2019 8 min watch

COMMENTARY

HERITAGE EXPLAINS

Why It's Highly Likely the House Will Impeach Trump
The final episode of a three part podcast series on impeachment

COMMENTARY

VIDEO

John Malcolm: The President will Likely be Vindicated Before the Supreme Court

John Malcolm

Feb 16, 2019 2 min watch

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The Impeachment Process

Impeachment refers to the process of removing public officials from office for serious misconduct. With roots in 14th-century England, the U.S. Constitution provides: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office upon Impeachment for and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

The U.S. is currently experiencing an “impeachment frenzy,” with political activists, commentators, and Members of Congress debating whether, when, and why to pursue impeachment. The discussion and debate about impeachment are plagued with confusion over this rarely exercised procedure. This serious and important part of our system of government should be informed by its constitutional requirements and historic practices of Congress.