Funny thing about impeachment.
Andrew Johnson was impeached for being an asshole. The “high crime” he was accused of was unconstitutional, and the Congress that passed it knew it. They just wanted to rid themselves of an asshole. Who would have succeeded him was very unclear and murky. No 25th Amendment in 1868.
It’s funny that his assholish behavior was trying to undo the results of the Civil War. Why JFK made the man whose vote to not convict a “Profile in Courage”, I’ll never know. That’s kind of like honoring a roadblock to Civil Rights.
Bill Clinton was guilty of much more than he was impeached for. But that couldn’t be proved so “they” went for what was not technically perjury, if you want to twist the definition. Newt never had the votes in the Senate, yet he went ahead anyway. Newt wanted to remove Clinton because he thought he was an asshole. Newt did a lot of damage.
As for Nixon. He could probably have been convicted, but he resigned. I believe he resigned to spare the country. Just like he did not dispute JFK’s blatant cheating in the 1960 election. To spare the country.
I find it ironic that the most honorable of the three is the one removed from office. The other two reprobates lucked out.
If Trump resigns, it will certainly not be from wishing to spare the country. He’ll have an ironclad pardon for everything first.
Let’s hear it from Merle. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sxLtXJzo3Ew