Bergen Record/NorthJersey.com: If he doesn’t resign, could indicted Bob Menendez be expelled from the Senate?
Bergen Record/NorthJersey.com: If he doesn't resign, could indicted Bob Menendez be expelled from the Senate?
Impeachment has generally been held for civil officers and members of the judiciary and the executive branch, said Stephen Spaulding, vice president at Common Cause, a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group.
“Anything can move quickly in the Senate if senators want to,” Spaulding said.
The punishment granted in Article I, Section 5, of the Constitution has been rare: The Senate has expelled 15 members since 1789, and the 14 cases other than Blount’s occurred during the Civil War for support of the Confederacy.
“It’s a high bar,” Spaulding said.
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