Chairman McCaskill

Claire McCaskill, MO

Vice Chairman Hatch

Orrin G. Hatch, UT
Vice Chairman

Pursuant to the United States Constitution, the Senate holds "the sole Power to try all Impeachments." Impeachment trials in the Senate are rare; 15 impeachment trials have been completed over the 221-year history of the Senate, while three others terminated due to the resignation of the judges in question.

On March 11, 2010, the House of Representatives approved four articles of impeachment against Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. On March 17, 2010, the Senate organized for the impeachment trial of Judge Porteous. The Senate Impeachment Trial Committee is charged with receiving evidence and taking testimony on behalf of the entire Senate. The Committee must report "to the Senate in writing a certified copy of the transcript of the proceedings and testimony had and taken" by the Committee. In addition to a certified copy of the transcript of the proceedings and testimony, the Committee is authorized to report to the Senate a statement of facts that are uncontested and a summary, with appropriate references to the record, of evidence that the parties have introduced on contested issues of fact. Learn More.

Democratic Members

  • Amy Klobuchar, MN
  • Sheldon Whitehouse, RI
  • Tom Udall, NM
  • Jeanne Shaheen, NH
  • Edward Kaufman, DE

Republican Members

  • Jim DeMint, SC
  • John Barrasso, WY
  • Roger Wicker, MS
  • Mike Johanns, NE
  • James Risch, ID