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Wed Sep 6, 2017, 03:20 PM

 

Sen. Menendez Trial

Haven't seen much about this here, but maybe just missed it. While no one is above the law, this doesn't bode well for us if he gets removed from the Senate. That's another lost seat, and even easier for Repukes to pass their horrible bills.

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OliverQ Sep 2017 OP
nycbos Sep 2017 #1
eleny Sep 2017 #2
spanone Sep 2017 #3
riversedge Sep 2017 #4
JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2017 #5
Lurks Often Sep 2017 #6

Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Sep 6, 2017, 03:22 PM

1. Before anyone says anything this is not a Republican plot.

This started under President Obama.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Sep 6, 2017, 03:23 PM

2. Maybe Jersey is blue enough for the seat to be salvaged?

Does "you know who" get to appoint a replacement? I'm not familiar with their laws on this subject.

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Response to eleny (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 6, 2017, 03:30 PM

4. gov Chrispy gets to appoint a replacement. Another Republican. damn

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Wed Sep 6, 2017, 03:46 PM

5. Does removing him require 51 votes? Or 60?

If 60, he should be good, at least until next January.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 6, 2017, 04:24 PM

6. It requires 2/3rds of the Senate to expel a Senator

 

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate#Expulsion_and_other_disciplinary_actions

However if convicted and sentenced to jail, it's unlikely Menendez will be allowed to cast a vote from jail

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