Citation: House Floor Speech: Impeach Justice Douglas, Box D29, Gerald R. Ford Congressional Papers, Gerald R. Ford Library
In this speech, House Minority Leader Ford reviewed the Constitutional background on impeachment, the distinction between impeachment and criminal prosecution, and impeachment standards as they might apply differently to appointed judges and elected officials. See especially page 6 for the full context of his oft-quoted answer to the question "What, then, is an impeachable offense?"
Return to the Selected Gerald R. Ford Speeches Page
Search the Ford Library & Museum website
Go to the Home Page
Send e-mail to the Ford Library
[ Search | Home Page | E-mail | Next Page of this Document ]
Last Updated: Monday, September 14, 1998