Why was Bill Clinton impeached but then acquitted?
- 4 weeks agoBest Answer
He got acquitted not enough votes to remove him from office.
- SocratesLv 74 weeks ago
No. He impeached in the house but not the Senate. This is the strange thing about impeachment.
- No ImpeachmentLv 64 weeks ago
There weren't enough votes to remove him from office, even though Republicans controlled the House and Senate.
- Will BLv 74 weeks ago
The Senate voted to acquit, simple as that.
To put it another way: Charges were filed by the House, and a trial was held in the Senate.
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- JeffreyLv 74 weeks ago
Democrats supported him.
- Chewy Ivan 2Lv 74 weeks ago
The House impeached Bill Clinton for committing perjury, but the Senate deemed that lying about an affair, even under oath, was not a serious enough violation of the public trust to warrant removing Bill Clinton from office. They didn't want to see the impeachment process turned into a partisan, political weapon.
- 4 weeks ago
Liberals believe cheating is morally acceptable.
- ndmagicmanLv 74 weeks ago
The House voted to impeach but an impeachment trial is done by the Senate and there the impeachment charges were not upheld.
- JasonLv 44 weeks ago
Moral corruption. Cheating on one's partner should be a crime in America.
- 4 weeks ago
Impeached then he either resigned or stayed in office till the end of his term. I don't remember which.