?How to impeach a president? tops Google searches following the U.S. 2016 election results. Donald Trump won the presidency Tuesday night. Apparently, the majority is unhappy about Trump?s stunning win.
Searches for ?How to impeach a president? rose by almost 5,000 percent on Wednesday. Google Trends show that Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado are the top five states searching this question. All these states went to Hillary Clinton.
Trump, now the 45th president of the United States, got 279 electoral votes. Unhappy Americans are also typing in ?Move to Canada? on Google searches. The Canadian citizenship website reportedly crashed when polls on Tuesday morning pointed towards Trump?s win.
How to Impeach Donald Trump
Presidential impeachment requires votes in the House of Representatives and the Senate. If the House of Representative determines that there are grounds to impeach a president, the Senate holds an impeachment trial.
The House of Representatives must vote on a list of the Articles of impeachment. If the majority votes to approve the charges, the Senate can then hold a trial.
A select group of House members will be the prosecutors. The Senate votes whether or not the president must be removed from office. An official conviction requires a 2/3 vote by the Senate.
Heavy stated that there were two U.S. presidents who have been impeached, but neither was convicted. Andrew Johnson was accused of violating the Tenure of Office Act. The House impeached Johnson, the 17th president of the United States.
Bill Clinton was also impeached by the House of Representatives. His charges include perjury and obstruction of justice. Clinton reportedly misled a grand jury about his extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky.
As for Trump?s case, University of Utah law professor Christopher Lewis Peterson said Congress could impeach the newly elected president for fraud and racketeering. These are standards set by Article II of the Constitution about high crimes and misdemeanors.