The Huge Flaw in the Impeachment “Debate”

Everyone seems to be giving Republicans a pass on keeping their oath of office to the Constitution. Enough already.

Andrew Winston
3 min readApr 23, 2019

Just so we’re grounded in reality, here’s the section of the U.S. Constitution on impeachment, which gives the power to impeach to the legislative branch (the House of Representatives impeaches and the Senate convicts):

Article II, Section 4: “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.”

You know what it does not say anywhere in the Constitution? “The President…shall be removed from office by the opposing political party.”

The two factions in this potential legal battle are not Republicans and Democrats; they are (a) the President/executive branch and (b) the legislative branch.

But you wouldn’t know that by looking at nearly 100% of the media coverage and social media discussions. Apparently it’s all on the Democrats.

Here was a remarkable exchange between CNN’s Anderson Cooper and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren last night during a town hall (see the video here).



Andrew Winston

Adviser, author, speaker on how businesses can (profitably) solve the world's mega-challenges. Author: The Big Pivot & Green to Gold