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Early Life

Dennis was born to Frank J. Kucinich and Virginia on October 8, 1946, in Cleveland. He was the eldest of the couple’s seven children. His father being a truck driver, the family had to move multiple time across the country. Kucinich headed the transit by finding affordable apartments for the family.

Education

Cleveland State University was the second home to Kucinich in the years from 1967 to 1970. He holds both a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree in speech and communication, which he had pursued in the Case Western Reserve University.

Political Career

A body of work that is still incomplete according to Kucinich started its course in 1967 when he ran successfully for office. The Cleveland City Council elected him at the age of twenty-three. Kucinich has served as the clerk of the municipal court and also was the Cleveland mayor from 1977-1979.

Recognition

Kucinich received the Gandhi Peace Award in 2003 and the US Peace Prize in 2010. He was awarded both these accolades as a recognition for his leadership in preventing wars in the country. Dennis was also referred to as a transformative leader even after he lost the 2012 Democratic primary.

Presidential Campaigns

Several criticisms were thrown on Kucinich in the 2003 and 2004 campaigns for the stance he had on abortion. His support was shown in single digits in national polls for the 2004 Democratic Presidential race. Kucinich also sought a nomination for the 2008 Presidential election during speeches and debates, which he eventually bagged.

Committee Assignments

From 1999 to 2003, Kucinich served as a chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The assignments during this period include the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, and Pensions.

Congressional Campaigns

Kucinich defeated a Democratic primary challenger and Republican Mike Dovilla in 2006. Several primary challenges and elections were won by him until 2012 when he represented Congress. Kucinich decided to retire in January 2013 when his term had ended.

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About Dennis Kucinich

The man who served as the mayor of Cleveland and was the former U.S. Representative from Ohio played a principal part in the formation of the current stability of the country. This transformative leader is the best chance of forming an influential nation in all regards.

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Campaigns

Kucinich has been the leader to an entire generation in the past with the periods he served for the country. The number of campaigns and his statements cement these facts.

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Recognitions

The Gandhi Peace Award and US Peace prize came his way in 2003 and 2010 respectively. Many other non-materialistic accolades make up for a golden feather on his crown of recognitions.

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Assignments

Committee on Education and the Workforce and Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are the most prominent assignments Kucinich has been a part of.

Blog Highlights

  • The trail includes senators, house members who serve as prosecutors in the senate and lawyers who defend the president. The president himself can show up a stance on the charges too. The chief justice of the United States of America presides over the trail and has the power under longstanding senate rules to rule under all questions of evidence, that means he can, in theory, allow the house members to call the house witnesses they want and decide what evidence gets introduced, but the chief justice's ruling can be overridden by the majority of the senate. There is high possibility of the fact that the senate is running on pre decided rules, these rules are the ones which pertain to witness and similar issues of evidence and questioning when the trial is going on.

    Voting in the senate

    Both sides get to argue their case when their train begins and its closed before the senate votes on each article of impeachment. It takes 67 votes to convict an impeachment trial if all 100 senators vote but a simple majority of 51 could vote to end the trial. In the case of an acquittal, the president will remain in the office and the charges will be dropped. If the president is convicted on any of the articles of the impeachment, he or she is automatically removed and the vice president is sworn in. As of now, only three presidents have gone through impeachment trials in American history, Johnson in 1886, Clinton in 1999 and Trump in 2019, all of these presidents were acquitted by the Senate of the United States of America. senate

    The process

    If articles of impeachment are approved in the house then it moves to the Senate where there is a trial. The Senate is closely divided between the Republicans and the Democrats, as of now the Republicans have 53 seats in the senate, they pretty much make the rules the way they want to make them. In Clinton's trial, both members of the Democratic and Republican parties got together and arrived at a set of rules that both sides could live with. There are existing rules about the process including how it is, to begin with, the house managers coming over and reading the articles of impeachment, followed by the introduction of evidence and witnesses. There are opening articles on both sides and cross-questioning arguments on both sides.  

    Conclusion

    The Senate vote on the articles of impeachment is done on public, although it has never happened that the president has been impeached, if it ever happens, America would be completely afloat in uncharted waters. All cases of the impeachment process are prescribed in the constitution and are strictly adhered to. The Senate is the highest power here all decisions are made by it, generally the senate tries to work together so the result is favourable for both sides....