On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump, making him the third president since the founding of the United States to face this sanction.
Trump’s impeachment now sets up a trial in the U.S. Senate, where support from two-thirds majority of senators present would be necessary to convict and remove the president from office. As required by the Constitution, the Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts ’79, will preside over the Senate impeachment trial.
Harvard Law faculty have testified in the impeachment process and have offered constitutional and historical perspective as the hearings unfolded in the House. Below, a number of faculty weigh in on how we got to Wednesday’s impeachment vote, and what we should expect when the proceedings move to the Senate.