Rep. Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-Issaquah, 8th CD) is polling her constituents regarding current impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump. A recent whistleblower report has indicated potential wrong-doing by Mr. Trump in relation to Ukraine. Learning further details of this report, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives have moved to begin impeachment proceedings of the president.
Schrier, who has been vocal on her position of Mr. Trump’s impeachment in the past, sent out a request for constituent input on Thursday. This online poll asked one question:
“Given this new information about the President and Ukraine, do you think Congress should begin impeachment proceedings?”
Those taking the survey are given the option of yes or no, with a section to provide further comment. Anyone wishing to submit their response must provide their personal information (name and contact information) and agrees to be added to Schrier’s mailing list. The email list can be unsubscribed from.
Impeachment of a U.S. President
Should a majority of the House of Representatives vote for impeachment, the Senate conducts a trial. A two-thirds majority is required in the Senate to convict, and subsequently remove, a president from office. This has never happened.
Only two presidents in U.S. history have been impeached. The last time a sitting president was impeached was President Bill Clinton, in 1998. The first was President Andrew Johnson in 1868, the second Mr. Clinton. Neither were convicted in a Senate trial. The Senate could not reach a two-thirds vote in Mr. Johnson’s trial. Mr. Clinton was acquitted.
Of the country’s 45 presidents, 13 have had impeachment resolutions introduced calling for their impeachment. Every president since President Richard Nixon, who was never formally impeached, except Cart, has had at least one resolution of impeachment introduced. Three separate impeachment resolutions have been introduced in the house against Mr. Trump since 2017.