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Four impeachments, zero removals: Sign of cracks in Constitution?

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2021
From The Center
impeachment, removal from office, US Constitution

A key check on presidential power doesn’t seem to be working the way the Founding Fathers envisioned. We look where a cycle of partisanship may head.

After two tumultuous impeachments of former President Donald Trump in little over a year, it’s clear that today the impeachment process works far differently than the Founding Fathers intended.

The authors of the Constitution believed that members of Congress would rally together to defend the legislature’s prerogatives against intrusions from the executive. But James Madison and his fellows didn’t foresee the effects of the...

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