What happened during President Clinton's impeachment?A) The Senate failed to produce the two-thirds vote needed to remove him from office B) A majority of senators voted for conviction and he was...

What happened during President Clinton's impeachment?

A) The Senate failed to produce the two-thirds vote needed to remove him from office

B) A majority of senators voted for conviction and he was removed from office

C) He resigned from the presidency

D) The House of Representatives failed to produce the two-thirds vote needed to convict him

 

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The correct answer here is A.  The Senate did not vote to convict President Clinton on the charges that were levelled against him.  A majority of the Senate voted to convict on one charge and 50% of the Senate voted to convict on the other, but a two-thirds majority is needed.  This is why B is not correct.

The House does not vote on whether to convict a president who is impeached.  The House votes on whether to charge the president--to impeach him.  However, it is the Senate that votes on whether to remove the president from office.  This is why A is correct and D is not.

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