if a president is impeached how long will the vice president serve as president?
- Warren TLv 72 months ago
HE WILL FINISH OUT HIS TERM AND BE ABLE TO RUN TWO TIMES FOR PRESIDENT
- FoofaLv 72 months ago
Until the next election when he'd have to run to keep the office.
- CliveLv 72 months ago
I assume you are asking about the USA. If you aren't, you should have said. Not everybody using this site is American. Me for example - my country doesn't even have a president.
Impeachment achieves nothing to unseat the president. It's the equivalent of bringing charges. Say you commit a crime and get caught. The DA brings charges, but then the matter has to go to court, where you could be found not guilty. Same with a president - impeachment is only an official accusation. Then there has to be a trial before the Senate.
And no US president has EVER been removed this way. Two have been impeached, but neither were convicted. Nixon would have been, but he was so obviously guilty as hell of being complicit in burgling Democrat HQ that he resigned rather than try to hang on and get kicked out of the White House.
But let's say history is made and the Senate votes that the president is guilty. Then it's the same as if the president resigns or dies. The Veep becomes president and serves the remainder of the former president's term. however long that is.
The next presidential election will take place at the programmed time and he can run for president in that. Whether he can run in the presidential election after that is governed by the 22nd Amendment. This says that nobody can be elected president more than twice, but if he became president during the first half of the ex-president's term, so he actually served more than half of that term, that counts as his own first term so he can only be elected president once.
So the maximum time anyone can be president is just under ten years. Let's say a president leaves office for whatever reason after just over 2 years. His Veep will be president for just under 2 years, and having served for just less than half of that term, will be eligible to be president for 2 more terms.
- KTJoeLv 72 months ago
Who cares who will serve impeachment ain't happening give our country a break. That impeachment noise is on the same level as the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewxxxxx show a bunch of nonsense.
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- CathyLv 42 months ago
but he may become president if the president is convicted.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
through the end of the impeached President's original term
- StephenWeinsteinLv 72 months ago
Until noon on January 20 of the year after the next election. (The same as the President would have served if the President hadn't been impeached, and the same as the Vice President would have served as Vice President if the President hadn't been impeached.)
- American AtheistLv 62 months ago
considering he does not also get impeached then till the end of the presidents current term. if less then half of that term remains (2 years of less) then they can run for 2 more terms, if there is more then half remaining in the present term then they can only run 1 more time
- RayalLv 72 months ago
Until Jan. 20 when someone else is inaugurated President after an election.
- JamesLv 72 months ago
until the next election