Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Once Trump leaves office, the Senate can’t hold an impeachment trial – HotAir

The reason for this is found in the Constitution itself. Trump would no longer be incumbent in the Office of the President at the time of the delayed Senate proceeding and would no longer be subject to “impeachment conviction” by the Senate, under the Constitution’s Impeachment Clauses. Which is to say that the Senate’s only power under the Constitution is to convict — or not — an incumbent president.


Michael Luttig.

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