Atlanta Buckhead Midtown
- Impeachment -
A Glimpse At The Process
In Atlanta Buckhead Midtown, one often hears the word "Impeachment". A non-partisan definiton comes in handy. In a short video posted below, "Office Hours" host, Ron Elving explains and according to the comments - he does a laudable job on the topic.
What exactly does 'Impeachment' mean?
"Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body levels charges against a
government official. Impeachment does not in itself remove the official from office;
it is equivalent to an indictment in criminal law, and thus is only the statement of
charges against the official. ... In the United States, for example, impeachment at the Federal level is limited to those who may have committed 'Treason, Bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors'." Wikipedia
What is stated in the US Constitution?
"Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States; but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law." Wikipedia
Comments from people who watched the video:
GM: To my knowledge, very factual and unbiased. Great production quality without being overdone. As a broadcaster the tone, cadence, & diction were fantastic. This is the type of content that will do NPR well.
JDS: For the first time in many months, I watched a video about 'politics' and 'impeachment' totally educational and with a very independent style. I'm amazed and mind-blown!
MM: Damn, an unbiased political report from NPR. What a refreshing change, and they didn't disable comments either. Amazing!
TND: Very well done. I'd use this very educational video as an entertaining definition for impeachment.
RA: I watched this thinking it was by the NRA. Pleasantly surprised at how non-political it turned out to be after realizing it was a YouTube video by NPR.
TDJ: You are unbiased, eloquent, and honestly thought provoking. I wish more people could see these videos with an open mind and really sit down and have open dialogue about these tough issues without closing themselves off to new ideas or perspectives.
JD: The quality and thought of these office hours is absolutely stunning. It's educational without being boring, and entertaining without dragging things out.
TEZ: i love how non-biased and informative this is, I thought npr was left wing? This is great! Nice, balanced and non-partisan.
Photo courtesy of NPR: Allison Shelley