The chance to impeach a sitting President was greatly diminished in 1913 when the Constitution was changed to allow the popular vote for Senators. It takes 67 votes in the Senate to actually convict and remove.
The original language:
Article I, section 3, “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, chosen by the legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.” The election of delegates to the Constitutional Convention established the precedent for state selection. The framers believed that in electing senators, state legislatures would cement their tie with the national government, which would increase the chances for ratifying the Constitution. They also expected that senators elected by state legislatures would be able to concentrate on the business at hand without pressure from the populace.
“The chance to impeach a sitting President was greatly diminished in 1913 when the Constitution was changed to allow the popular vote for Senators. It takes 67 votes in the Senate to actually convict and remove.”
I think the real problem we have is the lack of will to execute laws to get rid of bad leaders and judges. I think Eric Holder could be arrested and charged within 24 hours if a majority in congress had the will to do it. Instead he will probably serve out his term, while laughing at us. We can’t even get rid of leaders like Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters who should be in jail instead of leading us. We had to persuade Anthony Weiner to volunteer to resign, we can’t even remove scum like that from office. We deserve what’s happening to us. If we can’t stand up to these people then we have no business complaining about what they do to us.