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Congress Should Remove Trump from Office, But Let Him Run Again in 2020

September 26, 2019 | Media News

Prof. Edward B. Foley, the Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law, and director of Election Law at Moritz, a wrote an op-ed in Politico titled, Congress Should Remove Trump from Office, But Let Him Run Again in 2020.

“Wait, you might ask, isn’t the whole point of impeachment and conviction to prevent the wrongdoer from ever holding office again? No, in fact. Both the Constitution and the Senate’s procedures treat removal and disqualification from holding future office as separate punishments upon a conviction of impeachment. Article I, section 3, clause 7 of the Constitution states: “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.”