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Friday, May 26, 2017

It Was A Lousy Impeachment, Anyway

May 26, 1868:

The President pro tempore announced that at the hour of 12 o'clock, to which the Senate stood adjourned, being the hour fixed for the sitting of the Senate for the trial of the impeachment of the President, under the rule the legislative business of the Senate was suspended; and

The Senate, sitting for the trial of the President upon articles of impeachment, resumed its session; and after proceedings had therein as stated in the record,

The President pro tempore resumed the chair.

On motion by Mr. Doolittle, at 1 o'clock and 30 minutes p. m.,

That the Senate adjourn,

It was determined in the negative.

Missed conviction by one vote, 35-19, again.


May 26, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink


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