Gerald Ford's Remarks on the Impeachment of Supreme Court Justice William Douglas, April 15, 1970


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?"

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