Legal Experts Debate Potential Biden Impeachment

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The possible impeachment of President Biden for allegedly taking bribes has sparked debate among legal experts over wording in the Constitution. Article II, Section 4 says: “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.”  It’s unclear if the alleged actions took place before Biden held office.  Heritage Foundation senior fellow Hans A. von Spakovsky  said, “The crucial impeachment language in the Constitution is not limited to ‘high Crimes and Misdemeanors’ committed while ‘in office.’  That language is not there.”  Emeritus Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe said the alleged abuse needs to take place while the person is in office.  In 1970, then House Minority Leader Gerald Ford said, “An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.”