Krasner hurt by poor impeachment language in Pa. constitution

When the U.S. Constitution's drafters were deciding what offenses would be so bad as to warrant impeachment, James Madison was worried that certain...

November 25, 2022
1:10 AM

When the U.S. Constitution's drafters were deciding what offenses would be so bad as to warrant impeachment, James Madison was worried that certain proposed language would be too vague to be enforceable. After some debate, the founders settled on, 'The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.' Somewhere, somehow, James Madison must be looking at Pennsylvania and the show trial of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's impeachment — and laughing his britches off.

The Grammarian