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Thread #167035 Message #4024904
Posted By: Iains
22-Dec-19 - 12:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: Don't be ashamed of impeachment
Subject: RE: BS: Don't be ashamed of impeachment
Other authorities hold:
The Constitution doesn’t say how fast the articles must go to the Senate. Some modest delay is not inconsistent with the Constitution, or how both chambers usually work.
But an indefinite delay would pose a serious problem. Impeachment as contemplated by the Constitution does not consist merely of the vote by the House, but of the process of sending the articles to the Senate for trial. Both parts are necessary to make an impeachment under the Constitution: The House must actually send the articles and send managers to the Senate to prosecute the impeachment. And the Senate must actually hold a trial.