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- Joe Biden was not impeached.
The impeachments of former President Donald Trump drew widespread and intensive media coverage. So did the trial against President Bill Clinton in 1998.
If you haven’t heard about the impeachment of the current commander-in-chief, Joe Biden, that’s because it didn’t happen.
But the title of a video being shared on social media suggests otherwise.
"Biden gets BRUTAL impeachment after his ‘v.accine for China’ FOOL," the June 7 post says.
This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
The nearly 25-minute video clip in the post is of a Newsmax broadcast, but there’s no mention of a Biden impeachment in any of the featured segments.
We’ve previously checked claims like this where the title of a video doesn’t match the content of the footage. These are generally big, sensational statements that would understandably draw someone in. But they’re not real.
Article II of the Constitution gives the U.S. House of Representatives the sole power to impeach an official.
Republicans controlled the House when they initiated the impeachment process against Clinton, and Democrats controlled the House when they initiated the impeachment process against Trump in 2020 over his Ukraine call and again in 2021 after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
Democrats, who still control the House, would break from that precedent if they initiated the impeachment process against a president like Biden from their own party.
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