If and when the House Majority turns Republican erasing of the Articles of impeachment happens too!
Past Presidential expunging in Congress has previously occurred. When the Democratic Party won back control of the Senate in 1836 elections out with Whig Party’s opposition also went their censure scolding of March 28, 1834 against President Andrew Jackson.
The opposition was led by Henry Clay on the House Floor. The nickname for Jackson “Old Hickory” having a rather strong personality himself. Upon retiring from public service he cited as his only regret not being able to shoot the aforementioned statesman from the blue grass State of Kentucky.
Other examples that might shed light on holding to these Articles are far from permanent and forever:
- Clinton impeachment - Pleading to guilt on reduced criminal charges still counts as permanent. That also made the case legitimacy in the House much more of a bi-partisan affair. And despite his acquittal in Senate Trial, the impeachment stuck as forever being a criminal guilt stain still not removed elsewhere.
- Nixon would of been impeached and removed - Resigning was also a plea bargain but differed being politically arranged. The pardon is recorded with no imprint in Congress whatsoever. Nixon leaving office in disgrace also ruptured an “everlasting” scar nonetheless.
Kind of interesting twist - Nixon was pardoned by Ford for alleged crimes, yet never was booked on any charges thus necessity of a trial become moot. Trump did stand trial and was acquitted, yet it’s only Nixon having nothing tagged on to any ratified House docket.
Again, all this becomes reality, if Dem’s tumble in election this November.
Much like it went down after the 7th President won re-election in 1836.
History can (easily) repeat itself.
Another perfect storm is brewing…