Can a vice president be impeached under the Constitution?

October 28, 2019 Off By idswater

Can a vice president be impeached under the Constitution?

Here’s the line of presidential succession and how Pence might be involved. According to Article 2 and Section 4 of the Constitution, the president and “all civil officers” of the United States are subject to impeachment, including Supreme Court Justices and yes, the vice president.

Can a president or vice president be removed from office?

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

What happens to a person who is convicted of impeachment?

Result of conviction: removal, and with an additional Senate vote, disqualification. Conviction immediately removes the defendant from office. Following conviction, the Senate may vote to further punish the individual by barring him or her from holding future federal office, elected or appointed.

Who can preside over the Senate trial of former president?

If the Senate were to invite Chief Justice John Roberts to preside over the trial of Trump, he would have to decide whether to accept that invitation. He will thus likely review the words of the Constitution, the impeachment clause, and any relevant precedents.

Who is next in line for vice president if there is no president?

And when Nixon resigned the following year, Ford became president and nominated Nelson Rockefeller, the former governor of New York, to become vice president. It is true, however, that under current law, if there is no president or vice president, the House speaker would be next in line for the presidency.

Can a Speaker of the House become vice president?

“In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President,” Section 1 of the 25th Amendment reads. But it’s not true that the speaker of the House — or any other predetermined individual — automatically becomes vice president.

What happens when the vice president is removed from office?

The Constitution says the vice president would become president and nominate a replacement; Congress must confirm or deny that pick. The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution lays out the political ascension that occurs if a president steps down or is removed from office, in which the vice president assumes the presidency.

How is the vice president chosen as President of the Senate?

According to Senate procedure, a temporary president (a serving senator) can only be chosen in the absence of the vice president. So the vice president simply leaves the Senate chambers and the Senate chooses a president pro tempore. Find out about the support and staff the vice president enjoys next.