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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 12:16 PM

3. Bad move

A president who is impeached but not removed is still president with broad powers - the pardon is only one of them and, arguably, the least likely to threaten our democracy.

Moreover, a president who is impeached but not removed has essentially been acquitted of any charges, no matter how corrupt we may think he is. Do you think Clinton should have had the pardon power taken away? What if the Republican House had mounted an impeachment against Obama on some bogus charge and he was acquitted by the Senate? Should he have lost his powers?

An impeached president is still president and is entitled to exercise all of the rights and powers connected thereto unless and until he is removed from office.

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