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- Context (TH): The USA House of Representatives voted to formally open an impeachment inquiry into the President.
- Impeachment is the act or process of formally removing a public official.
- None of the US Presidents have been impeached officially by both the houses of the US Congress.
- Some have faced the charge and have been officially impeached by one house.
Impeachment in USA vs India
|Basis of Distinction
|Following are subject to impeachment:
|Only President (Article 61 of IC)
|Treason, Bribery, other high crimes or misdemeanours
|Violation of the IC
As a result of the investigation, if a resolution is passed by a majority of two-thirds of the total membership of the House, the President is removed from office
|If removed from office, the President cannot hold the elected office again.
|The President stands impeached.