He was the first man expelled from the U.S. Senate and impeached by the House of Representatives.
William Blount. He was charged in 1797 with "a high misdemeanor, entirely inconsistent with his public trust and duty as a Senator." Blount was part of a conspiracy to use western militias to help the British conquer West Florida, which at the time was Spanish territory.
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