Can a House impeachment of President Trump be overturned if 80% of those voting for it are arrested and judged by a military tribunal? No, that's not true: The U.S. constitution gives the House "sole power" to impeach and the Senate "sole power" to try an impeachment. There is nothing in the constitution or federal law that provides for a military tribunal to "judge" members of Congress or to overturn an impeachment resolution.
THE TRAP IS SET
A HOUSE IMPEACHMENT CAN BE OVERTURNED IF 80% OF THOSE VOTING FOR IT ARE ARRESTED AND JUDGED BY A MILITARY TRIBUNAL.
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There is nothing in the U.S. constitution or federal law that gives any body other than the House and Senate power over impeachment. The claim that a military tribunal could overturn an impeachment is unfounded.
Let's look at what a military tribunal is and who might be judged by one in the United States. Military tribunals have been used throughout U.S. history, starting in the American Revolution when General George Washington used one to try a British spy who was then executed. Most recently, military tribunals were set up at Guantanamo to try accused terrorists captured on the Afghan battlefield. Questions about if U.S. citizens accused of terrorism could be subjected to a military tribunal led to the passage of the 'Military Commissions Act of 2006.' It specified that military tribunals could be held of "any alien unlawful enemy combatant," which excludes U.S. citizens. Since every member of Congress is a U.S. citizen, they cannot be "arrested and judged" by a military tribunal. You can read the full law here:
Lead Stories has debunked several myths about the impeachment process and how President Trump could avoid it, including: