150 Years Ago, a President Could Be Impeached for Improperly Firing a Cabinet Member

Once upon a time, the Republican Party impeached one of their own for improperly firing a cabinet official. These things do happen from time to time!

It resulted in an increasingly absurd spiral of one upmanship that culminated in a rare presidential veto, an even rarer congressional override, a sensational impeachment trial that was so well-attended that Congress had to raffle off tickets, and an ongoing conflict over executive power.— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/www.history.com/.amp/news/andrew-johnson-impeachment-tenure-of-office-act

(Yes, AJ was only nominally “one of their own,” but that makes the comparison more interesting, not less)

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