Viral Tweet Distorts Facts on Consequences of Impeachment

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A viral tweet that migrated to Facebook distorts the facts on the consequences of a potential, second impeachment of President Donald Trump. Impeachment alone would not strip Trump of his pension or bar him from pursuing office in the future, as the post falsely claims.

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The House is pursuing a potential, second impeachment of President Donald Trump — charging him with “incitement of insurrection” that led to the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. A vote is expected in the House on Jan. 13.

But a by left-leaning pages on social media distorts the facts surrounding the legal ramifications of an impeachment. Its false message is in part premised on a failure to distinguish between an (by the House) and a subsequent conviction and removal from office (which is a decision by the

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