Early Impeachments

Senate historian Betty Koed told the story of partisan politics in the early Senate and how that played into the first… read more

Senate historian Betty Koed told the story of partisan politics in the early Senate and how that played into the first impeachments--including the 1804 impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase. Chase was nominated to the bench by George Washington, and despised by President Thomas Jefferson because of perceived political bias playing a role in his court decisions. He was acquitted by the Senate. close

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Early Impeachments

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Program ID:
455850-3
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 03, 2018 | 7:39pm EST | C-SPAN.org

Airing Details

  • Dec 03, 2018 | 7:39pm EST | C-SPAN.org