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puebloknot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 02:54 PM
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134. Please do elaborate on the expulsion process you speak of.
And in our wildest dreams, do we think "expulsion" would be easier than impeachment? And please cite a reference for your assertion that members of Congress can't be impeached.

I assume you are referring to the impeachment of Senator William Blount in 1797.

If the House "voted to impeach him," he was *impeached.*

From the WP article cited in my other response in this thread:

1. Exceeding the Powers of the Office in Derogation of those of Another Branch of Government

The first American impeachment of Senator William Blount in 1797, was based on allegations that Blount attempted to incite the Creek and Cherokee Indians to attack the Spanish settlers of Florida and Louisiana, in order to capture the territory for the British. Blount was charged with enraging in a conspiracy to compromise the neutrality of the United States, in disregard of the constitutional provisions for conduct of foreign affairs. He was also charged, in effect, with attempting to oust the President's lawful appointee as a principal agent for Indian affairs and replace him with a rival, thereby intruding upon the President's supervision of the executive branch.87

"He was charged ...." Impeachment charges; a trial in the Senate weighs those charges.
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