How should we think about impeachment?
In this week’s episode, Julia, Lee, and James think through the House’s inquiry into whether it should impeach President Trump. They consider the history of presidential impeachments, discuss their constitutional implications, and assess the potential political consequences if the House decides to move forward in this instance.
Lee writes at FiveThirtyEight.com that if Republicans ever turn on Trump, they will do so all at once.
James writes about the procedures governing impeachment trials in the Senate at Legislative Procedure and the Washington Examiner. He also lists at Legislative Procedure several resources to the help readers get up to speed on the ins and outs of the procedures that govern the Senate’s proceedings when it is sitting as a court of impeachment.
Julia has previously written at Vox that presidential impeachments are about politics, not law.