impeachment

Trump Impeached after Capitol Riot; Historic Second Charge

President Donald Trump has been impeached by the U.S. House over the violent siege of the Capitol. He is the only president to be twice impeached. He faced a single charge “incitement of insurrection” in Wednesday’s vote after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to, as he put it, “fight like hell” against election results. The subsequent attack on the…

Trump on Verge of 2nd Impeachment after Capitol Siege

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time. He faces a single charge, “incitement of insurrection,” after telling a mob of loyalists to, as he put it, “fight like hell” against election results. The subsequent attack on the U.S. Capitol turned deadly and delayed finalizing Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. While…

Pelosi Says House Will Impeach Trump, Pushes VP to Oust Him

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice president to invoke constitutional authority to force him out. The House action could start as soon as Monday as pressure increases on Trump to step aside. The president is holed up at the White House, increasingly…

Majority of House Votes to Impeach Trump

The U.S. House has impeached President Donald Trump on a charge he abused the power of his office to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election. Trump becomes the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. A majority of the House then approve the second charge, obstruction of Congress. Democrats control the House, and the voting was…

Governor’s Lawyers Speak After Calls for Impeachment

Governor Robert Bentley’s lawyers say the governor has no intentions of resigning after Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh said it was something he should consider.  This comes after the ethics commission announced there is probable cause that the governor violated state ethics and campaign finance law. Political Analyst Steve Flowers agrees that resignation might be the best idea. “The ethics…

Political Analyst Steve Flowers Weighs in on Impeachment Proceedings

Ross Garber, Governor Robert Bentley’s attorney, had some strong words for the impeachment investigation into Governor Bentley Thursday.  He says the governor has not been given due process, and Political Analyst Steve Flowers says Garber brings up some good points. “They haven’t been given their due process about how this thing works, nobody knows how it works, Alabama’s never had…

Bentley Spokeswoman Says Mason Not Returning to Office

A spokeswoman for Gov. Robert Bentley says the governor’s former political adviser – whose relationship with the governor became part of an impeachment probe is not returning to the administration. Bentley spokeswoman Yasamie August issued the clarification Thursday after Bentley became testy when a reporter asked if Rebekah Caldwell Mason was returning to the administration. Bentley became visibly irritated and…

Gov. Bentley’s Request to Suspend Impeachment Hearings Declined

A key leader in the Alabama House of Representatives is turning down Governor Bentley’s request to suspend impeachment hearings. State Representative Mike Jones of Andalusia, who leads the House Judiciary Committee, issued an eight-page response denying the governor’s request. Governor Bentley’s attorneys had filed motions to try to stop the hearings. Jones also denied the governor’s request that certain committee…

Bentley Lawyers: “Only Egregious Acts Merit Impeachment”

Lawyers for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley are telling an impeachment committee that only the most egregious offenses merit removal from office. The governor’s office submitted the filing on impeachment standards to the House Judiciary Committee last week as the committee begins a probe on if there are grounds to impeach Bentley. The attorneys wrote that impeachment is reserved for situations…

State Auditor Calls for Impeachment Charges Against Governor During Special Session

Zeigler wants lawmakers to bring one or more charges during upcoming special session of the legislature.

Alabama’s State Auditor, Jim Zeigler is calling on lawmakers to use the upcoming special session to bring an impeachment charge against Governor Robert Bentley. Zeigler announced his request during a meeting of the Wetumpka Rotary Club on Tuesday.   Zeigler says that if lawmakers don’t act quickly to per sue articles of impeachment, it would be at least until the…