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Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:16 PM

i'm worried about Al

how many votes are needed for expulsion? I feel so bad for this shit

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:18 PM

1. The truth will set us free, but first it will hurt like hell. :( nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:19 PM

3. i really really hope

your right

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:21 PM

6. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. Human rights, women's rights to safety more important than

politcal parties right now.

We have to do the right thing.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:18 PM

2. He won't be expelled but, it would take 66 votes to do so

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:19 PM

4. If they are going to investigate him, they need to open up a case on the Don The Con Groper In Chief

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Response to HipChick (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:27 PM

8. i agree. 19 women have said TRUMP SEXUALLY HARRASSED/ Molested them

19 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#ImpeachTrump

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:20 PM

5. ty

i was wondering that

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:31 PM

9. 67 votes, if all Sen. present and voting--66 is 2/3 of 99. 67 is needed as 2/3 of 100.

 

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Response to louis c (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:46 PM

11. You assume Franken will participate in the vote, correct?

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:48 PM

13. Well, you can't be expelled before you're expelled

 

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Response to louis c (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:50 PM

14. Again, you assume he'll participate in the vote.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 05:53 PM

15. I assume all 100 Senators will vote

 

I don't assume any will die, be hospitalized or otherwise recuse themselves.

I will research past (way in the past) expulsion votes and see if the accused Senator participated.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:26 PM

7. Your concern is noted

No chance of that happening

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:35 PM

10. Unless more pop up, I doubt that he will be expelled.

Then again, depending on his reelection numbers, he might resign over losing the seat to a Republican. Between him and Menendez, the DSCC pollsters are going to be very busy.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:47 PM

12. I'm not.

First of all, expulsion is almost unheard of; it hasn't happened since the Civil War. One senator was expelled for treason in 1797, and 14 were expelled in 1861 and 1862 for aiding the Confederacy during the Civil War. Since then, there have been 17 efforts to expel, but since a 2/3 majority vote is required, none of these efforts were successful. More recently a few Senators (Bob Packwood, repeated instances of sexual harassment; John Ensign, financial improprieties; Harrison Williams, after a bribery conviction), have resigned when evidence of serious misconduct came to light. If every Senator who ever once did some inappropriate thing like Franken did got expelled there probably wouldn't be any male Senators left (though maybe that wouldn't be such a bad thing).

Franken performed a very nice little bit of judo when he asked the Senate to do an ethics investigation on himself. This suggests that he knows this was a one-off incident and there's nothing else out there.

Also, even if he did leave the Senate, the governor of Minnesota is a progressive Democrat and he'd appoint another Democrat like Franken. Minnesota has a pretty deep bench. So getting Franken out of the Senate wouldn't help the GOP.

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