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Q127. “Can a president be impeached during a

A. Looking at the Constitution, there are several places where impeachment
and war are mentioned (impeachment in Article 1, Sections 2 and 3, Article
2, Sections 2 and 4, and in Article 3,
Section 2
; war in Article 1, Section 8 and
Article 2, Section 2). Reading just these
parts, it is clear that there is no provision that stops impeachment during
wartime. There is no constitutional bar to impeachment during wartime. There
may be political or social blocks to impeachment in wartime, though, but these
are outside the purview of this site.

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