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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2023 08:33 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/04/2023 08:33 AM
Expires: 01/01/2028 12:00 AM
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In the Matter of George Santos, McClintock Voted No

Washington, DC...This resolution substantially broadens the grounds for expulsion that the House has observed for nearly 2 ½ centuries. I do not condone the conduct that is alleged. Indeed, I condemn it. After all I have read about Mr. Santos, I feel a little like Thaddeus Stevens when he was asked if there was anything Simon Cameron wouldn’t steal. He said, “I don’t think he would steal a red hot stove.” When Cameron objected, Stevens gladly withdrew the remark.




The power of expulsion negates the right of the people to choose the representative they most want to speak for them in Congress. Such an extreme power should be used with extreme care. Until now, the precedent for expulsion has been limited to acts of disloyalty (joining the confederacy) and conviction of serious crimes involving the office. Santos has been charged with such crimes, but has not been convicted. Although Congress is not required to wait for a verdict, I believe it should. Trial by a jury of one’s peers is an essential element of our jurisprudence, and a congressional committee, buffeted by partisanship, political pressures and personal relationships is a poor substitute.

Given the heightened political passions that are afoot these days, I think we should resist expanding the traditional grounds for expulsion and trust our justice system and our citizens to resolve the issue, as surely they will.

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Precedent
Posted on: 2023-12-04 08:50:51   By: Anonymous
 
McClintock keeps using the same excuse.
Trump and Santos are criminals. You can't keep your head in the sand regarding the law. Both of these men need to be punished to set an example for future politicians.
Dotards will point to Biden as being in the same boat, but no charges have been brought. Yet.
If Biden is guilty, then he should be convicted.
Trump was impeached twice.
Santos was kicked out.
Indefensible.

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    Re: Precedent
    Posted on: 2023-12-04 09:01:02   By: Anonymous
     
    Tom banged George.

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      Re: Precedent
      Posted on: 2023-12-04 09:03:01   By: Anonymous
       
      George put the hose to Sniveler...,,,

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        Re: Precedent
        Posted on: 2023-12-05 08:48:09   By: Anonymous
         
        and I liked it...,,,

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Of course! It mirrors his own lack of values
Posted on: 2023-12-04 09:19:48   By: Anonymous
 
Of course he would vote no - undoubtedly feels this unacceptable behavior is perfectly normal. It indeed is NOT!

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    Re: Of course! It mirrors his own lack of values
    Posted on: 2023-12-04 09:29:26   By: Anonymous
     
    George has a soft spot in his heart for Volunteer Librarians :-)

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    Re: Of course! It mirrors his own lack of values
    Posted on: 2023-12-04 17:03:07   By: Anonymous
     
    Yup. That's what St. Hillary the Beast says.

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