Andrew Johnson was hammered when he took the oath of office.
"Glassy-eyed and smelling of whiskey, he reminded Congress, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet, and pretty much everyone within hearing distance that they owed their positions to “plebeians” such as himself, then kissed the Bible and staggered away."
Johnson (VP of Lincoln) took his vice-presidential oath when the South had JUST surrendered to the Union at the cease of the Civil War, and he was left unqualified to handle the reconstruction following the bloody war. He was seen so unfit for the job (due to his attitude and lack of conviction) that Congress tried to impeach him TWICE, but he was saved by one vote.
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