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  •  Congressional immunity? (1+ / 0-)
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    paradise50

    As far as I know, Congressional immunity only extends to two things: speech made on the floor of the House (or Senate), and 'legislative acts'. It is hard to imagine that forcibly hugging someone could be construed as a legislative act, and even if it could be construed somehow as speech, it didn't occur on the floor of the House.

    You can still ticket a Congressman's car, pull him over for speeding, or arrest him for littering. You just can't arrest him for anything he says while legislatifying, and/or speechifying.

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