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  •  A question of decorum and conduct (0+ / 0-)

    Forgot to ask a question in my previous comment, can't find the answer.

    I think that Allard's behavior would violate House rules were he and Feingold both Representatives, but I don't know if there is a similar rule governing "behavior unbecoming" a Senator.

    Does anybody know?  I do know that the Senate Standing Rules prohibit comments like Allard's on the floor of the Senate during debate, but I don't know whether there is any rule that prohibits this kind of accusation by a Senator against another Senator outside of the Senate.  Calling someone a traitor is, after all, an accusation of treasonous behavior; doing so without legal justification is defamatory and could be construed as conduct or behavior unbecoming a Senator.

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