Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019
Calls for launching an impeachment inquiry into President Trump are getting louder. What exactly would impeachment look like? How have previous impeachment proceedings unfolded? One of the country's leading impeachment scholars talks with Mike Collins.
A majority of House Democrats now support beginning impeachment proceedings. That includes Charlotte Congresswoman Alma Adams, who said in May the president "has demonstrated a clear disregard for the rule of law and he must be held accountable."
More than half of all House Democrats now want to pursue impeachment proceedings, a threshold that may cause Speaker Nancy Pelosi to reconsider her steadfast opposition https://t.co/wgg6MM47I6
— POLITICO (@politico) August 1, 2019
Supporters of an impeachment inquiry began coming out of the woodwork after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders have resisted pushing the impeachment button.
UNC School of Law professor Michael Gerhardt recently appeared before Congress to lend his knowledge of the subject, something he says most of us don’t understand.
A Q. & A. with the constitutional-law professor Michael Gerhardt on why impeachment is about more than law-breaking and what we can learn from previous impeachment proceedings. https://t.co/Z069Nheg6d pic.twitter.com/A18KaZM7Gf
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) May 10, 2019
So we’ll try to get a better idea of how the impeachment process works.
Michael Gerhardt, UNC School of Law, constitutional law professor; author of “Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know” (@MichaelGerhard8)