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AUTHOR: Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913–)
QUOTATION: The only honest answer is that an impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers [it] to be at a given moment in history; conviction results from whatever offense or offenses two-thirds of the other body considers to be sufficiently serious to require removal of the accused from office.
ATTRIBUTION: Representative GERALD R. FORD, remarks in the House, April 15, 1970, Congressional Record, vol. 116, p. 11913.
SUBJECTS: Impeachment