20th Amendment Raised In Impeachment Proceedings

1998

The 20th Amendment reaches some notoriety during the impeachment proceedings for President Bill Clinton in 1998. The final House vote on impeachment is taken after the 1998 elections, and the Senate is not scheduled to hear the case until after the swearing-in of the next Congress in 1999. Arguments that the 20th Amendment requires a revote by the new Congress in 1999 are ignored.