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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:51 PM

26. If it's criminal, House members can be expelled by 2/3 majority vote

Rep. Trafficant was expelled in 2002 for accepting bribes from his friendly neighborhood crime syndicate. Rep. Myers, 1980, for accepting a bribe to lobby on behalf of a foreign national for asylum in the US. And a slew of Representatives who backed Confederate secession during the Civil war.

Only applied in extreme cases where the Representative is looking at criminal prosecution and should, if they have any shreds of conscience left, resign. It feels like there ought to be some applicability of the first two with respect to a few GOPsters in office today.

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