Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 decade ago

Can the President of the United States of America fire anyone that he pleases to in the senate or congress?

Just curious....

21 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    There are 3 separate branches of government; the executive branch lead by the President; the Congress (legislative branch) comprised of the House and Senate; and the U.S. Supreme Court (judicial branch). Each branch keeps the other in check, but the president and executive branch can't simply "fire" senators or congressman.

    The executive branch is completely separate from the legislative branch...unless you ask Cheeny or Sarah Palin...

  • 1 decade ago

    No, he has ZERO control over the makeup of Congress. He CAN fire anyone in the EXECUTIVE branch of the Federal Government.

    Article 1, Section 5 of the Constitution begins: Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members.

    Section 2 grant the House of Representatives 'the sole Power of Impeachment'.

    Section 3 grants the Senate 'the sole Power to try all Impeachments'.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. It's a democracy. They were elected by the people to be their representatives, like the president is. The senate and congress can vote to expel members(which will probably happen to Ted Stevens), but I don't believe the president has any authority.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, the President, the head of the Executive branch, can fire no one in Congress, the Legislative branch.

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  • carree
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    No. In our goverment everything revolves around a system of checks and balances. So, for almost every decision the president makes he has to run it through the house and the Senate...

  • Kyrix
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    No. That he can't is very purposeful, because otherwise the President could just stock Congress with his party and basically run that branch of government indirectly.

  • 1 decade ago

    He can't fire anybody in the senate or congress he can fire anybody in his cabinet though or replace military leaders.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, he could always write an 'executive order' ( the nice end play around the Constitution that Clinton and Bush were so fond of) and give himself that power.

  • 1 decade ago

    He can fire no one that is elected, however he can fire people he appoints to office.

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