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  •  What are the rules for censure in the Senate? (1+ / 0-)
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    Cruz has met his goals through this fiasco: He's now a national figure with a new database of e-mail addresses. He's undermined the operations of the House through his Mexican restaurant meeting. He's shown himself to be willing to use sedition as a political tactic.

    Censure him at the least; kick him out if possible.

    Article 1, Section 5:

    Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.

    "When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?"--Eleanor Roosevelt

    by KJC MD on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 01:06:28 PM PDT

    •  not likely (0+ / 0-)

      Congress has generally decided not to punish its members. The ethics committees are always evenly split, so typically only something that is really bad (e.g. criminal) is ever addressed.

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