PBS NewsHour

How the founders defined impeachment-worthy crimes

Clip: 10/15/2019 | 6m 13s | Video has closed captioning.

The power to impeach a federal official such as the president has been exercised rarely in American history, and the U.S. Constitution mentions the word only a handful of times. What were the founders thinking when they included that power, and how have public views of these powers evolved over time? Judy Woodruff looks back with presidential historian Michael Beschloss.

Aired: 10/15/19

Rating: NR

The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why?

Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode.

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Major corporate funding for the PBS NewsHour is provided by BNSF, Consumer Cellular, Leidos, Babbel, and Raymond James. Funding for the PBS NewsHour Weekend is provided by Mutual of America. …