[Excerpt] "Over the past year, a number of prominent politicians (including President Donald Trump) have been publicly accused of serious sexual misconduct and abuse of power. The question therefore has arisen: Can these politicians either be barred from taking office or removed from office on the basis of these accusations?

There is only way to remove a sitting president: impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate. But the topic of impeaching and removing a president warrants its own column. This column will instead focus on what Congress may do when its members and members-elect face charges of wrongdoing."

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This article is part of the series Constitutional Connections by John M. Greabe and was originally published by the Concord Monitor. The online version of this article was published under the title: "Constitutional Connections: Sexual Misconduct, Abuse of Power and Congressional Self-Governance"