Impeaching The President: The Framers Of The Constitution

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The framers of the Constitution initially, some thought the president should not even be impeachable—that he was elected every four years and there was no reason to remove him before the end of his term. If people didn’t like him they could just not reelect him. But then some people at the Constitutional Convention said: well, but what if the president bribes the electors to get into office, do we really have to wait four years to get rid of him. Or what if the country’s involved in war and the president gives secrets to the enemy? Do we really have to wait four years to get rid of him? And so people said well no, alright let’s put something that you can be impeached for treason or bribery. And then someone said: well, what if the president

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