The Presidential Impeachment Process

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 | A Public Affair

Why is it that some conservatives are talking about impeaching President Barack Obama? What does a president have to do to be impeached? On Wednesday September 4th, these were some of the key questions that our host Tim Hansel asked of his guests Donald Downs, an expert on constitutional law, and Michael Wagner, an expert on American politics and presidency on A Public Affair.

Impeaching a president is by no means an easy task, but rather a complicated process. Hansel and Downs discussed the history of past presidents and whether or not they should have been impeached and the legality behind the impeachment process. Downs also informed us about the constitutional background for impeachment and how this all ties to President Barack Obama.

During the second half of the show, Wagner and Hansel analyzed the meaning of impeachment and the likelihood of President Barack Obama actually being convicted. Wagner also explained the agenda and the logic behind talking about impeaching a president and who is the most likely to be making impeachment threats.

 

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